10 Best Practices for Writing Efficient and Maintainable React Applications

Umesh Chaudhary
2 min readDec 25, 2022


Learn the best practices for building efficient, maintainable, and scalable React applications. From optimizing performance to managing state and props effectively, this post covers the essential tips and tricks for becoming a React pro.

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In this series, we’ll explore the Tao of React, a set of guiding principles for building efficient, maintainable, and scalable applications with the React JavaScript library.

We’ll discuss the importance of designing and architecting your React app as a whole, and we’ll cover best practices such as building reusable and composable components, managing state and props effectively, and optimizing performance through techniques such as lazy loading and memoization.

Whether you’re new to React or you’re looking to improve your skills, this series will provide valuable insights and tips for writing high-quality React apps.

Tao translates as ‘the Way’ or ‘the Path.’ i.e Tao or React means The way of React

Here is the list of chapters in this series :

  1. Use functional components and hooks whenever possible
  2. Use the React Context API for managing global state
  3. Use the React memo and useMemo hook to optimize performance
  4. Use the React.lazy and Suspense components to implement code-splitting
  5. Follow a unidirectional data flow
  6. Use prop types to ensure that components receive the correct props
  7. Use the React Developer Tools browser extension
  8. Use a linter to enforce code style and prevent common mistakes
  9. Follow a consistent naming convention
  10. Write tests to ensure that your components are working correctly

Here is a great book from Alex Kondov Tao of React that best illustrates Software Design, Architecture & Best Practices.



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