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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

Using the Suspense component

In this section, we'll explore some of the more common usage scenarios of the Suspense component. We'll look at where to place Suspense components in your component tree, how to simulate latency when fetching bundles, and some of the options available to us to use as the fallback content.

Top-level Suspense components

Lazy components need to be rendered inside of a Suspense component. They do not have to be direct children of Suspense though, which is important because this means that you can have one Suspense component handle every lazy component in your app. Let's illustrate this concept with an example. Here's a component that we would like to bundle separately and use lazily:

import React from "react";

export default function MyFeature() {
return <p>My Feature</p>;

Next, let's make the MyFeature component lazy and render it inside of a MyPage component:

import React, { Fragment, lazy } from "react&quot...