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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 navigation components

Once we have an idea of how the layout of our application is going to look and work, we can start to think about the navigation. This is an important piece of our UI because it's how the user gets around the application and it will be used frequently. In this section, we'll learn about two of the navigational components offered by Material-UI.

Navigating with drawers

The Drawer component, just like a physical drawer, slides open to reveal contents that are easily accessed. When we're finished, the drawer closes again. This works well for navigation because it stays out of the way, allowing more space on the screen for the active task that the user is engaged with. Let's take a look at an example, starting with the App component:

import "typeface-roboto";
import React, { useState } from "react";
import Drawer from "@material-ui/core/Drawer";
import { BrowserRouter as Router, Route, Switch, Link } from "react...