Building Interactive Applications with React, Redux and GraphQL Training Course


React is a Javascript library for building fast and smooth interactive web pages. Together with the Flux architecture and the GraphQL query language, extremely powerful and efficient web applications can be built.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to build React applications using Flux and GraphQL. The course covers installation, setup, integration, testing, deployment and best practices as it walks participants through the creation of a series of sample applications that demonstrate how to add additional levels of complexity and “coolness” to an application using the most advanced toolkits and techniques.

Developing applications with React requires a different kind of thinking, compared to what some developers are accustomed to, especially when coming from the mindset of other MVC frameworks such as AngularJS and Bootstrap.

This training covers the fundamentals behind of the technologies used each step of the way so that participants are not only able to build a functional application, but also understand why a particular approach is used. This lays the groundwork for thinking independently and creatively about the design and the desired results for building their own applications in the future.

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice


  • Web application development experience
  • Javascript programming experience
  • Familiarity with React


  • Developers

Course Outline


  • React vs Angular and other Frameworks

Understanding React

  • JSX, Components and Props, the Component Life Cycle, etc.
  • Managing application state vs data state

Writing React Applications with ES6

  • Syntax and ES6+ features to watch out for

Setting up the Development Environment

Overview of Node.js

Installing and Configuring Node.js

Overview of Webpack and Babel

  • Understanding “transformation” (translating JSX into JavaScript)

Installing and Configuring Webpack

Installing and Configuring Babel

Installing React and ReactDOM

Writing Your First React Application

Configuring WebPack to Watch for Changes to Source Files

Configuring npm as a Tool Runner

Extending the React Application with New Components

Implement the Flux and Redux Architecture into a React Application

Understanding Flux and Redux

  • Stateless Components, Actions, Reducers, Dispatchers, Middleware, Containers, etc.

Building Multiple Views into the React Application

Installing and Configuring Redux

Creating a Simple To-do List with Flux/Redux (with mock server API)

Integrating a Backend with your React Application: GraphQL and Apollo

Overview of GraphQL

  • Data Types, Schemas, Graph Structure, and Integration with React
  • Limitations of Restful Routing
  • GraphQL vs SQL

Writing a GraphQL Query

Authenticating Users

Integrating React Router with GraphQL

Building a Simple Blog with React and GraphQL

Testing your React Application

Processing React Applications with npm Command-line Scripts


Structuring the App Repository

Best Practices for Writing React Code

Deploying Your React Application

A Word on Mobile Applications with React Native

Summary and Conclusion

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