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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!

Summary

The journey to learn how to make reusable components has come to the end.

We started from a deep study of the basics and looking at the differences between stateful and stateless components, and we saw an example of how to make a tightly coupled component reusable. We've looked at the internal state of a component, and at what point it is better to avoid using it. We learned the basics of prop types and applied those concepts to the reusable components we created.

Finally, we looked at how living style guides can help us to communicate better with other members of our team, to avoid creating duplicated components and to enforce consistency within the application.

We are now ready to learn the various techniques we can put in place to compose our components.

In the next chapter, we will talk about the communication between components and HoC.

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