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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, we learned how to handle authentication and manage the global state of the application.

We started with an overview of the authentication system and how it works. Then, we implemented authentication features such as login, logout, and getting the authenticated user info. We also built the Protected component, which controls whether the user is allowed to see a page based on their authentication status.

Then, we built a toast notification system where the user can trigger and display notifications from anywhere in the application. The main goal of building it was to introduce Zustand, a very simple and easy-to-use state management library for handling global application state.

In the next chapter, we will learn how to approach testing the application with unit, integration, and end-to-end tests.