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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

Technical requirements

You should now have a solid understanding of web technologies. Although it can take years to become a senior-level developer, you should now feel comfortable with TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Express, and GraphQL. In this chapter, we will once again be using Node and Visual Studio Code.

The GitHub repository is again available at Use the code in the Chap17 folder.

Let's do some basic setup on your development machine:

  1. Create a Chap17 folder and then copy the super-forum-server and super-forum-client folders from the source code of the Chap15 folder.
  2. If node_modules and package-lock.json get copied over, then delete those folders and files.
  3. Now, terminal into the Chap17/super-forum-server folder and run this command:
    npm install
  4. Now, terminal into the Chap17/super-forum-client folder and run this command:
    npm install