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React Application Architecture for Production

By : Alan Alickovic
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React Application Architecture for Production

By: Alan Alickovic

Overview of this book

Building large-scale applications in production can be overwhelming with the amount of tooling choices and lack of cohesive resources. To address these challenges, this hands-on guide covers best practices and web application development examples to help you build enterprise-ready applications with React in no time. Throughout the book, you’ll work through a real-life practical example that demonstrates all the concepts covered. You’ll learn to build modern frontend applications—built from scratch and ready for production. Starting with an overview of the React ecosystem, the book will guide you in identifying the tools available to solve complex development challenges. You’ll then advance to building APIs, components, and pages to form a complete frontend app. The book will also share best practices for testing, securing, and packaging your app in a structured way before finally deploying your app with scalability in mind. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to efficiently build production-ready applications by following industry practices and expert tips.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Understanding the Architecture of React Applications

React is an open source JavaScript library for building user interfaces created and maintained by Meta (Facebook).

It is probably the most popular library for building user interfaces nowadays. The reason for its popularity is that it is quite performant and has a small API, which makes it a simple yet very powerful tool for creating user interfaces.

It is component-based, which allows us to split large applications into smaller parts and work on them in isolation.

React is also great because its core API is decoupled from the platform, allowing projects such as React Native to exist outside the web platform.

One of React’s biggest strengths but also weaknesses is that it is very flexible. This has allowed its community to build great solutions. However, defining a good application architecture out of the box can be challenging.

Making the right architectural decisions is crucial for any application to succeed...