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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)

Preface

This book will help you take your React knowledge to the next level by showing how to apply both basic and advanced React patterns to create cross-platform applications. The concepts of React are described in a way that's understandable to both new and experienced developers; no prior experience of React is required, although it would help.

In each of the 12 chapters of this book, you'll create a project with React, React Native, or React 360. The projects created in these chapters implement popular React features such as Higher-Order Components (HOCs) for re-using logic, the context API for state-management, and Hooks for life cycle. Popular libraries, such as React Router and React Navigation, are used for routing, while the JavaScript testing framework Jest is used to write unit tests for the applications. Also, some more advanced chapters involve a GraphQL server, and Expo is used to help you create React Native applications.