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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


In this chapter, you learned about Flux, a set of architectural patterns that aid in building information architecture for your React application. The key ideas with Flux involve unidirectional data flow, synchronous update rounds, and predictable state transformations.

Next, I walked through a detailed implementation of a Redux/React application. Redux provides a simplified implementation of Flux ideas. The benefit is predictability everywhere.

Then, you learned whether or not Redux has what it takes to build scalable architectures for our React applications. The answer is yes, for the most part. For the remainder of this book, however, you're going to explore Apollo and GraphQL to see whether these technologies can scale your applications to the next level.