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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

React and JSX are familar

Implementing a new render target for React is not straightforward. It's essentially the same thing as inventing a new DOM that runs on iOS and Android. So, why go through all the trouble?

First, there's a huge demand for mobile apps. The reason is that the mobile web browser user experience isn't as good as the native app experience. Second, JSX is a fantastic tool for building UIs. Rather than having to learn new technology, it's much easier to use what you know.

It's the latter point that's the most relevant to you. If you're reading this book, you're probably interested in using React for both web applications and native mobile applications. I can't put into words how valuable React is from a development-resource perspective. Instead of having a team that does web UIs, a team that does iOS, a team that does Android, and so on, there's just the UI team that understands React.

In the following section, you&apos...