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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

Building session state with Express and Redis

In this section, we will start building out our backend. We'll create our Express project and set up Redis-based session state.

Now that we understand what Redis is and how to install it. Let's go over how Express and Redis will work together in our server. As we discussed in Chapter 8, Learning Server-Side Development with Node.js and Express, Express is basically a wrapper around Node. And this wrapper provides additional capabilities for Node by using middleware. Session state is also an Express middleware.

In our application, Express will provide a session object with relevant capabilities, such as creating cookies on the user browser and various functions to help set up and maintain the session. Redis will be the data store for our session data. Since Redis is ultra-fast at storing and retrieving data, it is a good use case of Redis.

Let's now create our project using Express and Redis:

  1. First, we need...