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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 actions

We are going to extend the React shop we have been building in previous chapters and add Redux to manage the state on the Products page. In this section, we'll create actions to start the process of getting the products into the page. There will be one action to get the products. There will be another action to change some new loading state, which we'll eventually tie to the withLoading HOC that we already have in our project.

Before we make a start on the Redux actions, let's create a fake API in ProductsData.ts for fetching products:

export const getProducts = async (): Promise<IProduct[]> => {
await wait(1000);
return products;

So, the function asynchronously waits a second before returning the products.

We need to start our action's implementation by creating some types. We'll do this next.