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React and React Native - Third Edition

By : Adam Boduch, Roy Derks
Book Image

React and React Native - Third Edition

By: Adam Boduch, Roy Derks

Overview of this book

React and React Native, Facebook’s innovative User Interface (UI) libraries, are designed to help you build robust cross-platform web and mobile applications. This updated third edition is improved and updated to cover the latest version of React. The book particularly focuses on the latest developments in the React ecosystem, such as modern Hook implementations, code splitting using lazy components and Suspense, user interface framework components using Material-UI, and Apollo. In terms of React Native, the book has been updated to version 0.62 and demonstrates how to apply native UI components for your existing mobile apps using NativeBase. You will begin by learning about the essential building blocks of React components. Next, you’ll progress to working with higher-level functionalities in application development, before putting this knowledge to use by developing user interface components for the web and for native platforms. In the concluding chapters, you’ll learn how to bring your application together with a robust data architecture. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build React applications for the web and React Native applications for multiple mobile platforms.
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Section 1: React
Section 2: React Native
Section 3: React Architecture
Handling Navigation with Routes

Almost every web application requires routing: the process of responding to a URL, based on a set of route handler declarations. In other words, this is a mapping from the URL to rendered content. However, this task is more involved than it seems at first. This is why you're going to leverage the react-router package in this chapter, the de facto routing tool for React.

First, you'll learn the basics of declaring routes using JSX syntax. Then, you'll learn about the dynamic aspects of routing, such as dynamic path segments and query parameters. Next, you'll implement links using components from react-router.

Here are the high-level topics that we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Declaring routes
  • Handling route parameters
  • Using link components