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Learn React with TypeScript 3

By : Carl Rippon
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Learn React with TypeScript 3

By: Carl Rippon

Overview of this book

React today is one of the most preferred choices for frontend development. Using React with TypeScript enhances development experience and offers a powerful combination to develop high performing web apps. In this book, you’ll learn how to create well structured and reusable react components that are easy to read and maintain by leveraging modern web development techniques. We will start with learning core TypeScript programming concepts before moving on to building reusable React components. You'll learn how to ensure all your components are type-safe by leveraging TypeScript's capabilities, including the latest on Project references, Tuples in rest parameters, and much more. You'll then be introduced to core features of React such as React Router, managing state with Redux and applying logic in lifecycle methods. Further on, you'll discover the latest features of React such as hooks and suspense which will enable you to create powerful function-based components. You'll get to grips with GraphQL web API using Apollo client to make your app more interactive. Finally, you'll learn how to write robust unit tests for React components using Jest. By the end of the book, you'll be well versed with all you need to develop fully featured web apps with React and TypeScript.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Code formatting

In this section, we are going to install another extension in Visual Studio Code, called Prettier, which will automatically format our code. As well as putting a stop to all the ongoing debates over styles, it will help us adhere to some of the TSLint rules:

  1. Let's open Visual Studio Code, go to the Extensions area, and type prettier in the search box. The extension is called Prettier - Code formatter and was published by Esben Petersen:
  1. We need to click the Install option to install the extension.
  2. After it has been installed, we'll need to reload Visual Studio Code for the extension to become enabled.
  3. The last step is to make sure the Format on Save option is ticked in User Settings. Press Ctrl +, (comma) to open the settings screen and type Format On Save in the search box to find the setting. If the setting isn't ticked, then tick it:

Now that this extension is installed, when we save our TypeScript code, it will automatically be formatted nicely for us.