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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

Creating the initial version of our React application

In this section, we will be building out our React client. We won't be able to complete the client entirely since it will need our backend features, such as our GraphQL API, the ability to authenticate, post threads, and so on. However, we'll begin creating our main screens and set up Redux and React Router.

There will be a very large amount of code in this section. Please take frequent breaks and pace yourself. The code will evolve and get iterated and refactored numerous times during our build. Sometimes, it will be for better code reuse. Sometimes, it will be to improve our design and its readability. So, if you get stuck, please refer to the source code. This will be the most challenging section of this book so far.


We will not be showing every line of code as that would be redundant. Please download and open the source code in your editor to follow along.

In this section, we will be covering the following...