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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)
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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!

Publishing an npm package

The most popular way of making a package available to developers is by publishing it to npm, the package manager for Node.js.

We used it in all the examples in this book and you have seen how easy it is to install a package; it is just a matter of running the npm install package, and that is it. What you may not know is how easy it is to publish a package as well.

First of all, let's say you move into an empty directory and write the following in your Terminal:

  npm init

A new package.json will be created and some questions will be displayed. The first one is the package name, which defaults to the folder name, and then the version number. These are the most important ones, because the first is the name that the users of your package will refer to when they install and use it; the second helps you release new versions of your package safely and...