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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


In this chapter, we learned about the many tools professional frontend developers use to help write high-quality code. Whether it's the VS Code editor used to write the code, or the source code repository Git used to share it, all of the tools mentioned here are vitally important in doing the work of a frontend engineer.

By learning about these tools, you will become a much better programmer and your code quality will increase substantially. Additionally, your quality of life as a developer will improve because many of these tools can help track down issues more quickly and help you resolve them more easily than trying to tackle it entirely on your own.

In the next chapter, we will extend our knowledge of React by learning about Redux and React Router. Redux will help us manage global state and React Router will help us create client-side URLs. Both frameworks are very popular in the React community and provide many features that will help us create a more sophisticated...