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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)

Building and Documenting Components

In React, everything is a component. This paradigm allows us to split user interfaces into smaller parts, thus making it easier to develop applications. It also enables component reusability since we can reuse the same components in multiple places.

In this chapter, we will build some components that we will use as the application’s user interface base. This will make the application UI more consistent and easier to understand and maintain. We will also learn how to document the components with Storybook, a great tool that can serve as a catalog of common application components.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Chakra UI
  • Building components
  • Storybook
  • Documenting components

By the end of this chapter, we will learn how to create and document reusable components that we can use for the application.