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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

Unified information architecture

Let's take a moment to recap the ingredients of our application architecture so far:

  • React Web: Applications that run in web browsers
  • React Native: Applications that run natively on mobile platforms
  • Flux: Patterns for scalable data in React applications

Remember, React is just an abstraction that sits on top of a render target. The two main render targets are browsers and native mobile. This list will likely grow, so it's up to you to design your architecture in a way that doesn't exclude future possibilities. The challenge is that you're not porting a web application to a native mobile application; they're different applications, but they serve the same purpose.

Having said that, is there a way that you can still have some kind of unified information architecture based on ideas from Flux that can be used by these different applications? The best answer I can come up with, unfortunately, is sort of. You don't want to let...