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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)

Declaring routes

We declare the pages in our app using the BrowserRouter and Route components. BrowserRouter is the top-level component and this looks for Route components beneath it to determine all the different page paths.

We are going to declare some pages in our app using BrowserRouter and Route later in this section, but before that we need to create our first two pages. This first page is going to contain the list of our React tools that we are going to sell in our shop. We use the following steps to create our pages:

  1. So, let's start by creating the data for our list of tools by creating a ProductsData.ts file with the following content:
export interface IProduct {
id: number;
name: string;
description: string;
price: number;

export const products: IProduct[] = [
"A collection of navigational components that compose