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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
Navigating Between Screens

The focus of this chapter is on navigating between the screens that make up your React Native application. Navigation in Native apps is slightly different than navigation in web apps—mainly because there isn't any notion of a URL that the user is aware of. In prior versions of React Native, there were primitive navigator components that you could use to control the navigation between screens. There were a number of challenges with these components that resulted in more code to accomplish basic navigation tasks.

More recent versions of React Native encourage you to use the react-navigation package, which will be the focus of this chapter, even though there are several other options. You'll learn about navigation basics, passing parameters to screens, changing the header content, using tab and drawer navigation, and handling state with...