Build a URL Shortener using React, Apollo and GraphQL
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Build a URL Shortener using React, Apollo and GraphQL

About the Book

Learn how to build a simple URL shortener using React, Apollo and GraphQL. This ebook will help you quickly get started with React, Apollo and Graphcool - a managed GraphQL service. You will learn how to create a new React app and install all prerequisites that are needed to start using Apollo and GraphQL. You will create multiple components that fetch and display data using GraphQL queries, create serverless functions using Graphcool and implement login and signup functionality for the project.

About the Authors

Peter Jausovec
Peter Jausovec

Peter Jausovec is a software engineer with more than ten years of experience in the field of software development and tech. During his career, he spent time in various roles, starting with QA then moving to software engineering and leading tech teams. His early career was mostly focused on developer and cloud tooling; however, in recent years he has been focusing on developing distributed systems cloud-native solutions.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • Intended Audience
      • Source Code
      • How To Use This Book
  • I Getting Started
    • 1. Development Setup
      • 1.1 Prerequisites
      • 1.2 Creating the Project
      • 1.3 Setting up GraphQL
      • 1.4 Setting up Apollo
      • 1.5 Building React Components
  • II Working with GraphQL
    • 2. Queries, Mutations and Subscriptions
      • 2.1 Using GraphQL Queries
      • 2.2 Using GraphQL Mutations
      • 2.3 Using GraphQL Subscriptions
  • III Serverless Functions
    • 3. Creating Serverless Hashing Function
      • 3.1 Before and After Operations
      • 3.2 Subscriptions
      • 3.3 Resolvers
      • 3.4 Choosing the Function Type
      • 3.5 Using Subscription to Implement the Hash Function
      • 3.6 Testing the Function
    • 4. React Router
      • 4.1 Routing Setup
      • 4.2 Tracking Clicks
  • IV User Authentication
      • 4.3 Login and Sign-Up React Components
      • 4.4 Adding Auth Support to Graphcool Service
      • 4.5 Add the template
      • 4.6 Sign me up!
      • 4.7 Log me in!
      • 4.8 Add Authorization Token to Apollo
      • 4.9 Linking Data Models
  • V Deployment
      • 4.10 Environment Variables
      • 4.11 Building our React app
      • 4.12 Deployment
    • About The Authors

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