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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

Implementing Redux

You'll use a library called Redux to implement a basic application that demonstrates the Flux architecture. Redux doesn't strictly follow the patterns set out by Flux. Instead, it borrows key ideas from Flux and implements a small API to make it easy to implement Flux.

The application itself will be a newsreader, a specialized reader for hipsters that you probably haven't heard of. It's a simple app, but I want to highlight the architectural challenges as I walk through the implementation. Even simple apps get complex when you're paying attention to what's going on with the data.

You're going to implement two versions of this app. You'll start with the web version, and then you'll implement mobile-native apps for iOS and Android. You'll see how you can share architectural concepts between your apps. This lowers the conceptual overhead when you need to implement the same application on several platforms. You're implementing...