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Redux Quick Start Guide

By : James Lee, Tao Wei, Suresh Kumar Mukhiya
Book Image

Redux Quick Start Guide

By: James Lee, Tao Wei, Suresh Kumar Mukhiya

Overview of this book

Starting with a detailed overview of Redux, we will follow the test-driven development (TDD) approach to develop single-page applications. We will set up JEST for testing and use JEST to test React, Redux, Redux-Sage, Reducers, and other components. We will then add important middleware and set up immutableJS in our application. We will use common data structures such as Map, List, Set, and OrderedList from the immutableJS framework. We will then add user interfaces using ReactJS, Redux-Form, and Ant Design. We will explore the use of react-router-dom and its functions. We will create a list of routes that we will need in order to create our application, and explore routing on the server site and create the required routes for our application. We will then debug our application and integrate Redux Dev tools. We will then set up our API server and create the API required for our application. We will dive into a modern approach to structuring our server site components in terms of Model, Controller, Helper functions, and utilities functions. We will explore the use of NodeJS with Express to build the REST API components. Finally, we will venture into the possibilities of extending the application for further research, including deployment and optimization.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt


Test-driven development (TDD) is an emerging software development approach in the current software development process. This approach ensures building a tested application that is easier to debug and maintain in the long run. In this chapter, we explored how we can use the Jest testing framework from Facebook to test our application. We discussed how we can test ES6 components, React components, and Redux components with Jest.

We recommend that the readers follow the TDD approach in their development paradigms. With this in mind, we are going to test our components in each chapter, using the information that we covered in this lesson. In Chapter 3Routing, we will explore how Redux can amalgamate with React components to facilitate building a data-driven application.