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Full-Stack React, TypeScript, and Node

By : David Choi
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Full-Stack React, TypeScript, and Node

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By: David Choi

Overview of this book

React sets the standard for building high-performance client-side web apps. Node.js is a scalable application server that is used in thousands of websites, while GraphQL is becoming the standard way for large websites to provide data and services to their users. Together, these technologies, when reinforced with the capabilities of TypeScript, provide a cutting-edge stack for complete web application development. This book takes a hands-on approach to implementing modern web technologies and the associated methodologies for building full-stack apps. You’ll begin by gaining a strong understanding of TypeScript and how to use it to build high-quality web apps. The chapters that follow delve into client-side development with React using the new Hooks API and Redux. Next, you’ll get to grips with server-side development with Express, including authentication with Redis-based sessions and accessing databases with TypeORM. The book will then show you how to use Apollo GraphQL to build web services for your full-stack app. Later, you’ll learn how to build GraphQL schemas and integrate them with React using Hooks. Finally, you’ll focus on how to deploy your application onto an NGINX server using the AWS cloud. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build and deploy complete high-performance web applications using React, Node, and GraphQL.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1:Understanding TypeScript and How It Can Improve Your JavaScript
Section 2: Learning Single-Page Application Development Using React
Section 3: Understanding Web Service Development Using Express and GraphQL
Chapter 16: Adding a GraphQL Schema – Part II

Adding GraphQL and dependencies to a project

We've already taken a look at GraphQL in Chapter 9, What is GraphQL?. In this chapter, let's review these packages as well as introduce some new related packages that we will be using.

Let's list some of the GraphQL-related packages we will be using for our app:

  • graphql

    This package is the reference implementation for JavaScript of GraphQL. It is created by the GraphQL foundation and we will be using it to do some of our GraphQL query testing.

  • graphql-middleware

    This is a package that allows us to inject our code either before or after a resolver runs. Some possible actions include, but are not limited to, authentication checks and logging.

  • graphql-tools

    This package provides some helpers for testing and mocking our GraphQL queries when needed.

  • apollo-server-express

    This is the main library we will use to create our Express GraphQL server, which we already used in Chapter 9, What is GraphQL?.