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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 that mobile web applications require navigation just like web applications do. Although different, web application and mobile application navigation have enough conceptual similarities that mobile app routing and navigation doesn't have to be a nuisance.

Older versions of React Native made attempts to provide components to help manage navigation within mobile apps, but these never really took hold. Instead, the React Native community has dominated this area. One example of this is the react-navigation library, the focus of this chapter.

You learned how basic navigation works with react-navigation. You then learned how to control header components within the navigation bar. Next, you learned about tab and drawer navigation. These two navigation components can automatically render the navigation buttons for your app based on the screen components. Finally, you learned how to maintain navigation while still being able to pass state data down to screen...