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...