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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
Building Responsive Layouts with Flexbox

In this chapter, you'll get a feel for what it's like to lay components out on the screen of mobile devices. Thankfully, React Native polyfills many CSS properties that you might have used in the past to implement page layouts in web applications. You'll learn how to use the Flexbox model to lay out our React Native screens.

Before you dive into implementing layouts, you'll get a brief introduction to Flexbox and using CSS style properties in React Native apps—it's not quite what you're used to with regular CSS style sheets. Then, you'll implement several React Native layouts using Flexbox.

Here's the list of topics that we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Flexbox is the new layout standard
  • Introducing React Native styles
  • Building Flexbox layouts