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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

React component libraries

We assume that readers have a good understanding of React and its working mechanism. Our aim in this chapter is to help the user to connect React and Redux. To facilitate the creation of user interfaces, we are going to enlist the help of some React components libraries. They are explained in brief as follows.


This is a design library that provides various React components required to build an application. More details about the library can be found in their documentation website ( We can use several React components from this library, including Button, Alert, Modal, Image, Icon, Grid, Form, Input, DataPicker, Radio, and Switch. Since our aim is to learn how Redux works, explaining each of these components is beyong the scope of this book. Usage can be as simple as importing it from the package, as demonstrated in the following example:

import { Icon, Button } from 'antd';


In this project, we're going to use styled-component...