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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)

Integrating the API into the Application

In the previous chapter, we went through setting up the mocked API, which we will be consuming in our application.

In this chapter, we will be learning how to consume the API via the application.

When we say API, we mean the API backend server. We will learn how to fetch data from both the client and the server. For the HTTP client, we will be using Axios, and for handling fetched data, we will be using the React Query library, which allows us to handle API requests and responses in our React application.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Configuring the API client
  • Configuring React Query
  • Creating the API layer for the features
  • Using the API layer in the application

By the end of this chapter, we will know how to make our application communicate with the API in a clean and organized way.