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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)


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.