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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

Viewing your app on Expo Snack

The Snack service provided by Expo is a playground for your React Native code. It lets you organize your React Native project files just like you would locally on your computer. If you end up putting something together that is worth building on, you can export your Snack. You can also create an Expo account and save your Snacks to keep working on them or to share them with others.

We can also import code that is stored locally into a Snack or we can import a Git repository. The nice thing about importing a repository is that when you push changes to Git, your Snack is also updated. The Git URL for the example that we've worked on in this chapter looks like this:
. I can click on the import Git repository button in the Snack menu ( and paste in this URL. Once the repository is imported and the Snack is saved, you'll get...