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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

Learning React development methods and about the build system

In this section, we will learn about the tools and practices used for coding and building React applications. Many of these methods are used in general for modern JavaScript development, even in competing frameworks such as Angular and Vue.

In order to build large, complex applications, we need tools – lots and lots of tools. Some of these tools will help us write better quality code, some will help us share and manage our code, and still others will exist only to enhance developer productivity and make it easier to debug and test our code. Therefore, by learning the tooling used to build modern React apps, we will ensure our application works as it should with minimal issues.

Project tools

As we've seen from the prior chapters, modern React development uses many components to build a final application. For project structure and base dependencies, most developers will use create-react-app, which is...