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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

Analyzing forum authentication

In any large multi-user application, we need to use a system to recognize and authorize users. Our forum application is no different.

Users will be able to post forum topics and answer forum questions. They therefore need to be able to distinguish their own activity from that of other users. So, we will build a login system to allow users to authenticate and perform activities on the site with their own unique account. We will therefore build the following features:

  • Login and logout

    This feature will include not only the GraphQL resolvers to allow logging in and logging out, but also the screens to allow the user to enter their ID and password. We will also be using several technologies to provide a unique session state for the user's activities at any given time.

  • Registration system

    A registration system will include both screens and resolvers that allow a user to create a unique account in order to distinguish their activities on the...