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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

Rendering data collections

Let's start with an example. The React Native component you'll use to render lists is FlatList, which works the same way on iOS and Android. List views accept a data property, which is an array of objects. These objects can have any properties you like, but they do require a key property. This is similar to the key property requirement for rendering <li> elements inside of a <ul> element. This helps the list to efficiently render when changes are made to the list data.

Let's implement a basic list now. Here's the code to render a basic 100-item list:

import React from "react";
import { Text, View, FlatList } from "react-native";
import styles from "./styles";

const data = new Array(100)
.map((v, i) => ({ key: i.toString(), value: `Item ${i}` }));

export default function App() {
return (
<View style={styles.container}>