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React Application Architecture for Production

By : Alan Alickovic
Book Image

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)

Next.js routing

Next.js has a filesystem-based router where every page file represents a page. The pages are special files that exist in the pages folder, and they have the following structure:

const Page = () => {
     return <div>Welcome to the page!</div>
export default Page;

As you can see, only exporting the page component as a default export is required; this is the minimum requirement for a page to be defined. We will see what else can be exported from a page in a few moments.

Since the routing is filesystem-based, routes are determined by how the page files are named. For example, the page pointing to the root route should be defined in the src/pages/index.tsx file. If we want the about page, we can define it in src/pages/about.tsx.

For any complex application with dynamic data, it is not enough to only create predefined pages. For example, let’s say we have a social network application where we can visit user profiles...