React is a very popular library for building user interfaces, and it leaves most of the architectural choices to developers, which can be challenging.
In this chapter, we learned that some of the benefits of setting up a good architecture are a good project foundation, easier project management, increased productivity, cost-effectiveness, and better product quality.
We also learned about the challenges to consider, such as project structure, rendering strategies, state management, styling, authentication, testing, and others.
Then, we covered the planning phase of the application that we will be building, which is an application for managing job boards and job applications by gathering requirements. We did that by defining the data model of the application and choosing the right tools to overcome the architectural challenges.
This has given us a good foundation to implement our architecture in a real-world scenario, as we will see in the following chapters.