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React Projects

By : Roy Derks
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React Projects

By: Roy Derks

Overview of this book

Developed by Facebook, React is a popular library for building impressive user interfaces. React extends its capabilities to the mobile platform using the React Native framework and integrates with popular web and mobile tools to build scalable applications. React Projects is your guide to learning React development by using modern development patterns and integrating React with powerful web tools such as GraphQL, Expo, and React 360. You'll start building a real-world project right from the first chapter and get hands on with developing scalable applications as you advance to building more complex projects. Throughout the book, you'll use the latest versions of React and React Native to explore features such as Higher Order Components (HOC), Context, and Hooks on multiple platforms, which will help you build full stack web and mobile applications efficiently. Finally, you'll delve into unit testing with Jest to build test-driven apps. By the end of this React book, you'll have developed the skills necessary to start building scalable React apps across web and mobile platforms.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Getting started

The application for this chapter will be built from scratch and uses assets that can be found on GitHub at These assets should be downloaded to your computer so that you can use them later on in this chapter. The complete code for this chapter can be found on GitHub at

React 360 requires the same versions of Node.js and npm as the React and React Native projects. If you haven't installed Node.js on your machine, please go to, where you can find the download instructions for macOS, Windows, and Linux.

After installing Node.js, you can run the following commands in your command line to check the installed versions:

  • For Node.js (should be v10.16.3 or higher), use the following command:
node -v
  • For...