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Getting Started with React VR

By : John Gwinner
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Getting Started with React VR

By: John Gwinner

Overview of this book

This book takes you on a journey to create intuitive and interactive Virtual Reality experiences by creating your first VR application using React VR 2.0.0. It starts by getting you up to speed with Virtual Reality (VR) and React VR components. It teaches you what Virtual Reality (VR) really is, why it works, how to describe 3D objects, the installation of Node.js (version 9.2.0) and WebVR browser. You will learn 3D polygon modeling, texturing, animating virtual objects and adding sound to your VR world. You will also discover ways to extend React VR with new features and native Three.js. You will learn how to include existing high-performance web code into your VR app. This book will also take you through upgrading and publishing your app. By the end of this book, you'll have a deep knowledge of Virtual Reality and a full-fledged working VR app to add to your profile!
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Getting your code ready to publish

Honestly, you should never put off organizing your clothes until, oh, wait, we're talking about code. You should never put off organizing your code until the night you want to ship it. Even the code you think is throw away may end up in production. Learn good coding habits and style from the beginning.

Good code organization

Good code, from the very start, is very important for many reasons:

  • If your code uses sloppy indentation, it's more difficult to read. Many code editors, such as Visual Studio Code, Atom, and Webstorm, will format code for you, but don't rely on these tools.
  • Poor naming conventions can hide problems.
  • An improper case on variables can hide problems, such as using this.State instead of this.state.
  • Most of the time spent coding, as much as 80%, is in maintenance. If you can't read the code, you can't maintain it. When you're a starting out programmer, you frequently think you'll always be able to read your own code, but when you pick up a piece...