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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)

Implementing page redirects

React Router has a component called Redirect that we can use to redirect to pages. We use this component in a couple of cases to improve our shop in the following sections.

Simple redirect

If we visit the / route path, we'll notice that we get the Sorry, this page cannot be found message. Let's change this to redirect to "/products" when the path is /.

  1. First, we need to import the Redirect component from React Router into Routes.tsx:
import { BrowserRouter as Router, Redirect, Route, Switch } from "react-router-dom";
  1. We can now use the Redirect component to redirect to "/products" when the path is /:
<Redirect exact={true} from=&quot...