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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

Collecting user input

Collecting input from users can be difficult. There are many nuanced things about every field that we need to consider if we plan on getting the user experience right. Thankfully, the form components available in Material-UI take care of a lot of usability concerns for us. In this section, you'll get a brief sampling of the input controls that you can use.

Checkboxes and radio buttons

Checkboxes are useful for collecting true/false answers from users, while radio buttons are useful for getting the user to select an option from a short number of choices. Let's take a look at an example of these components in Material-UI:

import "typeface-roboto";
import React, { useState } from "react";
import Checkbox from "@material-ui/core/Checkbox";
import Radio from "@material-ui/core/Radio";
import RadioGroup from "@material-ui/core/RadioGroup";
import FormControlLabel from "@material-ui/core/FormControlLabel"...