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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!
4
Section 2: How React works
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Section 3: Performance, Improvements and Production!

Section 2: How React works

In this section, we begin by learning how to create reusable components in order to keep the code base clean and maintainable. We will learn how to organize our components and make them communicate with each other by applying consolidate patterns. We will also look at how to keep the code clean and DRY. We will then go through the different techniques and approaches we can use to fetch data in the React way. And finally, we will take a look at forms and events.

In this section, we will cover the following chapters:

  • Chapter 3, Create Truly Reusable Components
  • Chapter 4, Compose All the Things
  • Chapter 5, Proper Data Fetching
  • Chapter 6, Write Code for the Browser