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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)

GitHub portfolio application

In this section, we will learn how to create a new React project using Create React App and set it up as a PWA that reuses React components and styling with styled-components.

Creating a PWA with Create React App

Having to configure webpack and Babel every time we create a new React project can be quite time-consuming. Also, the settings for every project can change and it becomes hard to manage all of these configurations when we want to add new features to our project.

Therefore, the React core team introduced a starter kit known as Create React App and released a stable version of it, 2.0, in 2018. By using Create React App, we no longer have to worry about managing compile and build configurations...