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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

User interfaces

We will continue the code we employed in Chapter 1, Understanding of Redux, through to Chapter 4The Concept of Immutability, and add views/interfaces on top of it. If you recall in Chapter 3, Routing, we already became familiar with routing and related routes that will be useful to our application.

Let's recap what we've done so far in chapters 1 to 4:

  • We've configured Redux and required dependencies, including webpack, eslint, and babel
  • We've learned about and configured, routing using react-router-dom and connected-react-router/immutable
  • We've learned about and configured, immutable JS in our project

Before we dive into our little project, I suggest you pause here and read about container components and presentational components by Dan Abramov: This article provides a better overview of the advantages and disadvantages of separating these components.