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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)

Principles and key concepts

In this section, we'll start by going through the three principles in Redux and then dive into the core concepts.


Let's take a look at the three principles of Redux:

  • Single source of truth: This means that the whole application state is stored in a single object. In a real app, this object is likely to contain a complex tree of nested objects.
  • State is read-only: This means that state can't be directly changed. This is a bit like saying we can't directly change the state within a component. In Redux, the only way to change state is to dispatch what's called an action.
  • Changes are made with pure functions: The functions that are responsible for changing the state...