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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


In this chapter, you learned how to kick-start a React Native project using the Expo command-line tool. First, you learned how to install the Expo tool. Then, you learned how to initialize a new React Native project. Next, you started the Expo development server and learned about the various parts of the development server UI. In particular, you learned how to connect the development server with the Expo app on any devices that you want to test your app on.

Expo also has the Snack service, which lets us experiment with snippets of code or entire Git repositories. You learned how to import a repository and run it on virtual iOS and Android devices. In the next chapter, we'll look at how to build responsive layouts in our React Native apps.