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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

Using JavaScript expressions

As you saw in the preceding section, JSX has a special syntax that allows you to embed JavaScript expressions. Any time React renders JSX content, expressions in the markup are evaluated. This is the dynamic aspect of JSX, and in this section, you'll learn how to use expressions to set property values and element text content. You'll also learn how to map collections of data to JSX elements.

Dynamic property values and text

Some HTML property or text values are static, meaning that they don't change as JSX markup is re-rendered. Other values, the values of properties or text, are based on data that is found elsewhere in the application. Remember, React is just the view layer. Let's look at an example so that you can get a feel for what the JavaScript expression syntax looks like in JSX markup:

import React from 'react';
import { render } from 'react-dom';

const enabled = false;
const text = 'A Button';
const placeholder...