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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)


Storybook is a tool that allows us to develop and test UI components in isolation. We can think of it as a tool for making catalogs of all the components we have. It is great for documenting components. A couple of benefits of using Storybook include the following:

  • Storybook allows developing components in isolation without the need to reproduce the exact state of the application, allowing developers to focus on the things they are building
  • Storybook serves as a catalog of UI components allowing all stakeholders to try out the components without using them in the application

Storybook is configured by using the following command:

npx storybook init

This command will install all required dependencies and set up the configuration that resides in the .storybook folder at the root of the project.

Storybook configuration

We already have Storybook installed, so let’s look at the configuration, which has two files.

The first file contains...