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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

Understanding SPA benefits and attributes

In this section, we will learn about what the benefits and attributes of SPA applications are. By learning about these attributes, they will help us understand some of the architectural decisions that were made during React's creation, as well as some of the related libraries and components used in creating React apps.

As mentioned earlier, the impetus for using SPA-style application building is to make our web app look and feel more like a native application. By using SPA application methods, we will make our program respond and look like it was installed on the device. Classic-style web apps can seem sluggish since any changes to the page require a call back to the server to get a new screen. However, SPA-style apps redraw portions of the screen immediately without waiting for a new file to come back from the server. Therefore, as far as the user can tell, a SPA application is a native device application.

Building SPA applications...