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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)

Creating a React and TypeScript project

There are several ways to create a React and TypeScript project. We'll start by quickly creating a project using a popular tool called create-react-app.

We'll then create a project in a more manual way, helping us to understand all the different pieces in play.

Using create-react-app

create-react-app is a command-line tool that we can use to quickly create a React and TypeScript app with lots of useful pieces.

Open Visual Studio Code in an empty folder of your choice. Let's create an app using this tool:

  1. We use the create-react-app npm package to create a React and TypeScript project by entering the following:
npx create-react-app my-react-ts-app --typescript

The npx...