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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 navigation

React Router comes with some nice components for providing navigation. We are going to use these to implement navigation options in the app header.

Using the Link component

We are going to use the Link component from React Router to create our navigation options by carrying out the following steps:

  1. Let's start by creating a new file called Header.tsx with the following imports:
import * as React from "react";
import { Link } from "react-router-dom";

import logo from "./logo.svg";
  1. Let's create two links using the Link component in a Header function component:
const Header: React.SFC = () => {
return (
<header className="header">