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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

Integrating authentication with GraphQL resolvers

Integrating authentication into GraphQL isn't much different from adding any other functionality. In this section, we'll learn how to do that.

Let's now integrate our authentication-related calls. Let's start with the register call:

  1. You'll recall we already created our register call in Chapter 14, Setting Up Postgres and Repository Layer with TypeORM. So now, let's add our typeDefs and resolvers. First, add the register call from the source code, to the typeDefs file in the Mutation section:
  2. Now, in our resolvers file, in the Mutation section, add the code from our GitHub source code.

    This is again just a wrapper of our repository call so there's not much to explain, but notice we do not return a User object; we only return a status message. This is because we want to reduce the chance of any unnecessary information being spilled out. Before we try running it, let's enable our GraphQL...