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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 the basics of JSX, including its declarative structure, which leads to more maintainable code. Then, you wrote some code to render some basic HTML and learned about describing complex structures using JSX; every React application has at least some structure.

Next, you spent some time learning about extending the vocabulary of JSX markup by implementing your own React components, which is how you design your UI as a series of smaller pieces and glue them together to form the whole. Then, you learned how to bring dynamic content into JSX element properties, and how to map JavaScript collections to JSX elements, eliminating the need for imperative logic to control the UI display. Finally, you learned how to render fragments of JSX content using new React 16 functionality, which prevents unnecessary HTML elements from being used.

Now that you have a feel for what it's like to render UIs by embedding declarative XML in your JavaScript modules...