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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
Responding to User Gestures

All of the examples that you've implemented so far in this book have relied on user gestures. In traditional web applications, you mostly deal with mouse events. However, touchscreens rely on the user manipulating elements with their fingers, which is fundamentally different from the mouse.

First, you'll learn about scrolling. This is probably the most common gesture, besides touch. Then, you'll learn about giving the user the appropriate level of feedback when they interact with your components. Finally, you'll implement components that can be swiped.

The goal of this chapter is to show you how the gesture response system inside React Native works and some of the ways this system is exposed via components.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Scrolling with your fingers
  • Giving touch feedback
  • Swipeable and cancellable...