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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)


Before we end this chapter, let's test our knowledge with some questions:

  1. Is the type property in action objects required, and does this property need to be called type? Can we call it something else?
  2. How many properties can the action object contain?
  3. What is an action creator?
  4. Why did we need Redux Thunk in our Redux store in our React shop app?
  5. Could we have used something else other than Redux Thunk?
  6. In our basketReducer we have just implemented, why didn't we just use the push function to add the item to the basket state? That is, what is wrong with the highlighted line?
export const basketReducer: Reducer<IBasketState, BasketActions> = (
state = initialBasketState,
) => {
switch (action.type) {
case BasketActionTypes.ADD: {
return state || initialBasketState;