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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

Reviewing ancillary packages

In this section, we'll review some of the ancillary dependencies of our project. Our server, at its heart, is Node, Express, and GraphQL, of course. But there are also many other activities our server will need to perform in order to be complete and fully functional.

Let's list some packages we will be using throughout our application that should allow us to write less code and focus more on our core business logic:

  • bcryptjs

    Every server will have some need to encrypt data for security purposes. An obvious example would be our users' passwords. Bcrypt is an industry-standard encryption algorithm that exists on numerous platforms, including C++ and Java. bcryptjs is a JavaScript implementation of the algorithm and will help us secure our application.

  • cors

    The web is full of security hazards and hackers attempting to break servers. Because of this, the standard behavior of any web server is to only allow client requests coming...