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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 class component

So far we have created some very simple components. In this section, we are going to build a component that is a little more complex, and start to get more familiar with some of the different parts of a component.

Together, we'll start to build a component called Confirm that will allow a user to either continue with an operation or stop.

Our component will look like the following screenshot when we've finished:

We're going to use create-react-app to spin up a project quickly, as follows:

  1. Open up Visual Studio Code in a folder of your choice and enter the following in the terminal:
npx create-react-app my-components --typescript

This time we chose to call our project my-components.

  1. Let's add TSLint with some rules as a development dependency to our project:
cd my-components
npm install tslint tslint-react tslint-config-prettier...