Category: React

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Comparing the HashRouter and the BrowserRouter in React applications

We can determine what page the user sees based on the visited URL in a web application with routes. There is more than one way of managing routes with modern single-page applications (SPA). In this article, we look into how hash routing works. We also explain the more modern approach to routing using the history […]

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GraphQL on the client side with Apollo, React, and TypeScript

Recently, we’ve developed a GraphQL API in our NestJS series. NestJS under the hood uses Apollo Server. Although it is compatible with any GraphQL client, the Apollo platform also includes the Apollo Client. If you want to know more about GraphQL and how to develop a backend with it, check out API with NestJS #27. […]

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Building forms with React Hook Form and TypeScript

Handling forms manually is not difficult in React. Keeping all of the code consistent in your project might be quite a hassle, though. There are many ways in which we can tackle the state of our forms and validation. We can expect the approach of our teammates to differ slightly. To manage our forms better, […]

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React Context API with hooks and TypeScript

With React, we have quite a few options when it comes to state management. One of the most obvious ones is using the local state. Unfortunately, it might lead to prop drilling. It happens when we pass data from one component through many layers. When some of the components along the way do not need the […]

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Functional React components with generic props in TypeScript

One of the qualities of our code that we should aim for is reusability. Also, following the Don’t Repeat Yourself principle makes our code more elegant. In this article, we explore writing functional React components with TypeScript using generic props. By doing so, we can create reusable and flexible components. If you would like to […]

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JavaScript testing #5. Testing hooks with react-hooks-testing-library and Redux

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the JavaScript testing tutorial

The hooks are an exciting addition to React and undoubtedly one that helps us to separate the logic from the template. Doing so makes the above logic more testable. Unfortunately, testing hooks does not prove to be that straightforward. In this article, we look into how we can deal with it using react-hooks-testing-library. Identifying the tricky […]

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JavaScript design patterns #3. The Facade pattern and applying it to React Hooks

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the JavaScript design patterns

The essential thing when approaching design patterns is to utilize them in a way that improves our codebase. The above means that we sometimes can bend them to fit our needs. The Facade design pattern is commonly associated with object-oriented programming. That doesn’t change the fact that we can take its fundamentals and apply them […]