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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

Installing and using the Expo command-line tool

The Expo command-line tool is the preferred way to get started with your React Native project. When you use this tool to kick-start your project, it handles the creation of all of the scaffolding that your project needs to run a basic React Native application. Additionally, Expo has a couple of other tools that make running our app during development nice and straightforward. But, first, we need to install the Expo command-line tool:

  1. In your command-line terminal, type in the following command:
npm install -g expo-cli
  1. Once this installation is complete, you'll have a new expo command available on your system. To start a new project, we can run the expo init command, as follows:
expo init my-project
  1. In this case, the name of the project that will be created is my-project. Next, the process will ask you about your project. You should see something like this in your terminal:
? Choose a template: (Use arrow keys)
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