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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)


In this chapter, our focus was on building base components that we will reuse in our application.

We started by configuring the Chakra UI provider and theming. Then we displayed the components on the landing page for testing purposes. They were not doing much, so we implemented them. The point of defining shared components is that we can reuse them anywhere, which makes development easier in the long run. What the components are doing here is not very important. The important thing is to think about creating shared components as a base for the application.

We then needed to preview the components somewhere and since doing that on a page is not a very elegant solution, we chose Storybook. We covered its configuration, and then we defined a couple of stories for the Button component. The stories are written in Component Story Format (CSF), which is a standard for how to write component examples.

As an exercise at the end of this chapter, there were further stories to...