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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)

Exploring the architectural challenges of React applications

In this section, we will focus on React and see what things are necessary to consider when building React applications and the main challenges most React developers face when building their applications.

What are the challenges when building a React application?

React is a great tool for building user interfaces. However, there are some challenging things we should think about when building an application. It is very flexible, which is both a good and a bad thing. It is good in the sense that we can define the architecture of different parts of the application without the library getting in our way.

By being so flexible, React has gathered a large community of developers worldwide, building different open-source solutions. There is a complete solution for literally any problem we might encounter during development. This makes the React ecosystem very rich.

However, that flexibility and ecosystem richness come...