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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


Although we barely scratched the surface of the components available in NativeBase, you now have a sense of what's possible with this library and how it greatly reduces the amount of cross-platform code we need to write. We started by looking at application container components that take care of loading NativeBase fonts and establishing the overall structure for every screen in the app. We then learned about adding navigation and navigation links to our NativeBase app. Then, we organized components on the screen using the NativeBase layout components.

Next, we used form input components to collect different kinds of input from the user. Finally, we learned how to render data as lists and show notifications. In the next chapter, we'll look at scaling application states in React applications.