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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

Chapter 2: Exploring TypeScript

In this chapter, we'll dive deeper into the TypeScript language. We'll learn about TypeScript's explicit type declaration syntax, as well as about the many built-in types in TypeScript and their purpose.

We'll also learn how to create our own types and build applications adhering to object-oriented principles. Finally, we'll review some of the latest features added to the language, such as optional chaining and nullish coalescing.

By the end of this chapter, you will have a strong understanding of the TypeScript language, which will allow you to read and understand existing TypeScript code with ease. You will also know enough about the language to produce high-quality code that achieves your application goals and is reliable.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • What are types?
  • Exploring TypeScript types
  • Understanding classes and interfaces
  • Understanding inheritance...