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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 about React Router

React Router is the most commonly used routing framework in React. It is relatively simple to learn and use. Routing, as we discovered in Chapter 4, Learning Single-Page Application Concepts and How React Enables Them, is ubiquitous in web development. It is a feature expected by users of web apps, so learning how to use it for our React app is a requirement.

Routes in React Router are simply React Router components that contain our own application components, and these components in turn represent our screens. In other words, a route in React Router is a logical representation of a virtual location (by virtual location, I mean a URL that is just a label and does not actually exist on any server). The "routers" in React Router act as parent components and our screen rendering components act as children. This is a bit difficult to understand by simply reading about it, so let's create an example:

  1. Create a new React project under...