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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

Setting up and deploying our app on NGINX

In this section, we will install and configure our app for using NGINX. NGINX is a very popular high-performance web server, reverse proxy, and load balancer. It is respected for its strong performance and also its capabilities to handle different configurations for sites using multiple servers.

We will use it to serve two sites. One will serve our React client, and the other will serve our GraphQL Express server. All of our site traffic will be going to NGINX first and then it will redirect those requests to the appropriate part of our application. Let's start by installing NGINX:

  1. SSH into your server, as shown previously in the Setting up Ubuntu Linux on AWS Cloud section and run these commands to install NGINX:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install nginx
  2. Now that NGINX is installed, let's create a folder to store our server files:
    sudo mkdir /var/www/superforum
    sudo mkdir /var/www/superforum/server

    The /var/www directory...