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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 that React can be rendered on the server, in addition to the client. There are a number of reasons for doing this, such as sharing common code between the frontend and the backend. The main advantage of server-side rendering is the performance boost that you get on the initial page load. This translates to a better user experience and, therefore, a better product.

Then, you progressively improved a server-side React application, starting with a single-page render. You were also introduced to routing, client-side reconciliation, and component data fetching to produce a complete backend rendering solution using Next.js.

In the next chapter, you'll learn how to implement React Bootstrap components to implement a mobile-first design.