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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


In this chapter, you learned about routing in React applications. The job of a router is to render content that corresponds to a URL. The react-router package is the standard tool for this job. You learned how routes are JSX elements, just like the components they render. Sometimes, you need to split routes into feature-based modules. A common pattern for structuring page content is to have a parent component that renders the dynamic parts as the URL changes.

Then, you learned how to handle the dynamic parts of URL segments and query strings. You also learned how to build links throughout your application using the <Link> element. In the next chapter, you'll learn how split your code into smaller chunks using Lazy components.