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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)

Working with Forms

Forms are extremely common in the apps we build. In this chapter, we'll learn how to build forms using controlled components in React and TypeScript. We'll build a Contact Us form for the React shop we have been working on in other chapters as our learning exercise.

We'll quickly discover that there is a fair amount of boilerplate code involved in creating forms, so we'll look at building a generic form component to reduce the boilerplate code. Client-side validation is critical to the user experience of the forms we build, so we'll also cover this topic in a fair amount of depth.

Finally, form submission is a critical consideration. We'll cover how to handle submission errors, as well as success.

In this chapter, we'll discuss the following topics:

  • Creating a form with controlled components
  • Reducing boilerplate code with...