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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


This chapter introduced us to storing data offline in React Native applications. The main reason we would want to store data locally is when the device goes offline and our app can't communicate with a remote API. However, not all applications require API calls and AsyncStorage can be used as a general-purpose storage mechanism. We just need to implement the appropriate abstractions around it.

We also learned how to detect changes in the network state of React Native apps. It's important to know when the device has gone offline so that our storage layer doesn't make pointless attempts at network calls. Instead, we can let the user know that the device is offline, and then synchronize the application state when a connection is available.

In the next chapter, we'll learn how to import and use UI components from the NativeBase library.