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React Design Patterns and Best Practices. - Second Edition

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React Design Patterns and Best Practices. - Second Edition

Overview of this book

React is an adaptable JavaScript library for building complex UIs from small, detached bits called components. This book is designed to take you through the most valuable design patterns in React, helping you learn how to apply design patterns and best practices in real-life situations. You’ll get started by understanding the internals of React, in addition to covering Babel 7 and Create React App 2.0, which will help you write clean and maintainable code. To build on your skills, you will focus on concepts such as class components, stateless components, and pure components. You'll learn about new React features, such as the context API and React Hooks that will enable you to build components, which will be reusable across your applications. The book will then provide insights into the techniques of styling React components and optimizing them to make applications faster and more responsive. In the concluding chapters, you’ll discover ways to write tests more effectively and learn how to contribute to React and its ecosystem. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the skills you need to tackle any developmental setbacks when working with React. You’ll be able to make your applications more flexible, efficient, and easy to maintain, thereby giving your workflow a boost when it comes to speed, without reducing quality.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Free Chapter
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Section 1: Hello React!
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Section 2: How React works
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Section 3: Performance, Improvements and Production!

Reasons to implement SSR

SSR is a great feature, but we should not jump into it just for the sake of it; we should have a real and solid reason to start using it. In this section, we will look at how server-side rendering can help our application and what problems it can solve for us.

SEO

One of the main reasons we may want to render our applications on the server-side is search engine optimization (SEO).

If we serve an empty HTML skeleton to the crawlers of the main search engines, they are not able to extract any meaningful information from it. Nowadays, Google seems to be able to run JavaScript, but there are some limitations, and SEO is often a critical aspect of our businesses.

For years, we used to write two applications...