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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

Using layout components

NativeBase provides layout components that simplify the layout code for your screens. You can use these components to build your own grid layouts for the UI components on your screens. Let's take a look at an example. Here are the imports for our App component:

import React from "react";
import { Card, CardItem, Body, Text } from "native-base";
import { Col, Row, Grid } from "react-native-easy-grid";
import Container from "./Container";

The Card, CardItem, Body, and Text components are what we'll use to create some screen content that we need a layout for. The Grid, Row, and Col components are used to build layouts in NativeBase apps. You'll notice that these components come from the react-native-easy-grid package instead of native-base. This is so that projects that aren't using NativeBase can still use this package. Now, let's look at our layout:

export default function App() {
return (