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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 common tools and practices for React development

There are many tools that can help in writing React applications. There are too many to list them exhaustively but we will review some of the most common here. These tools are vital for writing and debugging your code, so you should spend some time familiarizing yourself with them.

VS Code

We've been using VS Code as our code editor for the entirety of this book. And for JavaScript development, VS Code is clearly the most popular editor currently in use. Here are a few facts you should know in order to make optimal use of VS Code:

  • VS Code has a large ecosystem of extensions to help in coding. Many of them are dependent upon developer preferences, so you should do a quick search and take a look. However, here are some common extensions you should consider using:

    Visual Studio IntelliCode: Provides a language service for AI-driven code completion and syntax highlighting.

    Apollo GraphQL: Code completion and formatting...