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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

Chapter 3. Routing

Frontend libraries generally incorporate a routing library that provides the possibility of updating sections of the web page with user clicks or hovers through various links. The routing library is often referred to as a router library. Here, a router refers to a frontend framework that observes and listens to the modifications in the URL and maintains the application to be synced with the corresponding view components. React does not incorporate a routing library, and a React application developer has an obligation to choose a router library. There are several routing libraries available. However, react-router-dom is very commonly used. The react-router-dom library has a multitude of features that facilitate configuring routes easily and more efficiently.

Our main focus is learning the Redux framework. The use of routing is one of the most important aspects of React applications. In this chapter, we will discuss the need for react-router-dom and react-router-redux. By...