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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

Understanding Redis

In this section, we will learn about Redis and install it. We will also give a simple introduction to Redis and how it works.

Redis is an in-memory data store. It is extremely fast and scalable. You can use Redis to store strings, lists, sets of data, and more. Thousands of companies use Redis and it is free and open source. In general, Redis is most often used as an in-memory database or cache.

For our use case, we will use Redis to act as the data store for our Express sessions. Redis is supported on Linux and Mac. It is not officially supported on Windows. You can get unofficial support by using a Docker image on Windows, but that is beyond the scope of this book. However, you can usually get free Linux VM's on cloud providers for a trial period. So if you're on Windows, you could try one of those services.


Redis.conf has a setting called bind which sets the local IP address, the Redis server will use as well as which external IP addresses...