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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)

Union types

As the name suggests, union types are types that we can combine together to form a new type. Unions are commonly used with string literal types, which we'll cover in the first section. Unions can be used in a pattern called discriminated union, which we can use when creating generic and reusable React components.

String literal types

A variable of a string literal type can only be assigned the exact string value specified in the string literal type.

In the TypeScript playground, let's go through an example:

  1. Let's create a string literal type called Control that can only be set to the "Textbox" string:
type Control = "Textbox";
  1. Let's now create a variable called notes...