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Mastering React Native

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Mastering React Native

Overview of this book

React Native has completely revolutionized mobile development by empowering JavaScript developers to build world-class mobile apps that run natively on mobile platforms. This book will show you how to apply JavaScript and other front-end skills to build cross-platform React Native applications for iOS and Android using a single codebase. This book will provide you with all the React Native building blocks necessary to become an expert. We’ll give you a brief explanation of the numerous native components and APIs that come bundled with React Native including Images, Views, ListViews, WebViews, and much more. You will learn to utilize form inputs in React Native. You’ll get an overview of Facebook’s Flux data architecture and then apply Redux to manage data with a remote API. You will also learn to animate different parts of your application, as well as routing using React Native’s navigation APIs. By the end of the book, you will be able to build cutting-edge applications using the React Native framework.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Mastering React Native
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
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Installing Watchman and Flow

Next up are Watchman and Flow. Again, Flow is entirely optional. If you wish to experiment with it, you're welcomed to install it. It won't hurt anything. If you'd rather skip it for now, that's totally fine as well.

From the terminal, run brew install watchman:

And if you wish, run brew install flow.

Installing the React Native CLI

Okay! We're almost done with installing everything. There's just one more it we need: the React Native CLI. Again, from the terminal, run npm install -g react-native-cli. Using npm, this will globally (-g) install the React Native CLI that you'll use to scaffold your React Native applications. However, don't be surprised if you see an error that looks like the following:

This is pretty common permission error. One way to get around this is by prefacing the command with sudo, which will required you type your password. However, we can fix our permissions pretty easily so that sudo is unnecessary. Here are the steps:

  1. Type in npm config get...