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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

Chapter 11: What We Will Learn – Online Forum Application

No matter how many books we study, we as developers cannot truly learn how to program with a certain technology stack without building a realistic application that uses it. In this chapter, we'll learn about the application that we intend to build. We'll see how we will apply some of the topics we've covered. We'll see what features our application will have and some of the rationale for including those features. This author also has a fair amount of experience of building forum-style applications, such as my latest app, DzHaven. So, you can rest assured that what you'll learn is production-grade code that's actually being used in real-world applications.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Analyzing what we will build – The forum application
  • Analyzing forum authentication
  • Analyzing thread management
  • Analyzing the thread points...