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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

Components of React

React has two parts: React DOM and React Components. React DOM is the API that does the actual rendering on a web page. React components are the parts that are rendered by the React DOM.

A React component has four major areas that we should be concerned about, including the following:

  • JSX: This is the main syntax of a React component that is used to create UI/UX structures.
  • Events: These are the code that triggers when the user interacts with the UI/UX.
  • Life cycles: These are the methods or stages that a component undergoes during its rendering process.
  • Data: The component does not care about the origin of the data and usually comes from somewhere. In our case, the data is handled by Redux.