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React Native Cookbook. - Second Edition

By : Daniel Ward
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Book Image

React Native Cookbook. - Second Edition

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By: Daniel Ward

Overview of this book

If you are a developer looking to create mobile applications with maximized code reusability and minimized cost, React Native is what you need. With this practical guide, you’ll be able to build attractive UIs, tackle common problems in mobile development, and achieve improved performance in mobile environments. This book starts by covering the common techniques for React Native customization and helps you set up your development platforms. Over the course of the book, you’ll work through a wide variety of recipes that help you create, style, and animate your apps with built-in React Native and custom third-party components. You’ll also develop real-world browser-based authentication, build a fully functional audio player, and integrate Google Maps in your apps. This book will help you explore different strategies for working with data, including leveraging the popular Redux library and optimizing your app’s dataflow. You’ll also learn how to write native device functionality for new and existing React Native projects and how app deployment works. By the end of this book, you'll be equipped with tips and tricks to write efficient code and have the skills to build full iOS and Android applications using React Native.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

To get the most out of this book

It is assumed that you have the following levels of understanding:

  • You have some basic programming knowledge.
  • You are familiar with web development basics.

It will be helpful if you also have the following:

  • React, Vue, or Angular experience
  • At least an intermediate level of experience with JavaScript

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Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "We'll use a state object with a liked Boolean property for this purpose."

A block of code is set as follows:

export default class App extends React.Component {
  state = {
    liked: false,
  };

  handleButtonPress = () => {
    // We'll define the content on step 6
  }

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

onst styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
  },
  topSection: {
    flexGrow: 3,
    backgroundColor: '#5BC2C1',
    alignItems: 'center',
  },

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

expo init project-name

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "Click the Components tab, and install a simulator from the list of provided simulators."

Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.