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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
Handling Application State

From early on in this book, you've been using state to control your React components. State is an important concept in any React application because it controls what the user can see and interact with. Without state, you just have a bunch of empty React components.

In this chapter, you'll learn about Flux and how it can serve as the basis of your information architecture. Then, you'll learn how to build an architecture that best serves web and mobile architectures. You'll also be introduced to the Redux library, followed by a discussion on the limitations of React architectures and how you might overcome them.

This chapter has the following sections:

  • Information architecture and Flux
  • Unified information architecture
  • Implementing Redux
  • Scaling the architecture