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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

Indicating progress

In this section, you'll learn how to use the ActivityIndicator component. As its name suggests, you render this component when you need to indicate to the user that something is happening. The actual progress may be indeterminate, but at least you have a standardized way to show that something is happening, despite there being no results to display yet.

Let's create an example so that you can see what this component looks like. Here's the App component:

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

export default function App() {
return (
<View style={styles.container}>
<ActivityIndicator size="large" />

The <ActivityIndicator> component is platform agnostic. Here's how it looks on iOS:

It renders an animated spinner in the middle of the screen. This is the large spinner, as specified in the size...