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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

The requirements for this chapter are the same as in Chapter 1, Understanding TypeScript. You should have a basic understanding of JavaScript and web technologies. You will once again be using Node and Visual Studio Code (VSCode).

The GitHub repository is again at Use the code in the Chap2 folder.

Before continuing, let's set up for this chapter:

  1. Go to your HandsOnTypeScript folder and create a new folder called Chap2.
  2. Open VSCode and go to File | Open, and then open the Chap2 folder you just created. Then, select View | Terminal and enable the terminal window within your VSCode window.
  3. Type the npm init command, as in Chapter 1, Understanding TypeScript, to initialize the project for npm, and accept all the defaults.
  4. Type the npm install typescript command, as in Chapter 1, Understanding TypeScript, to install TypeScript.

Now we're ready to get...