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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
Why Apollo?

In the preceding chapter, you learned about the architectural principles of Flux. In particular, you used the Redux library to implement concrete Flux concepts in a React application. Having a framework of patterns such as Flux in place to help you reason how state changes and flows through your application is a good thing. At the end of the chapter, you learned about the potential limitations in terms of scale.

In this chapter, we are going to walk you through yet another approach to handling state in a React application. Like Redux, Apollo Client can be used with both web and mobile React applications. Apollo Client is a React implementation of Apollo and relies on a query language called GraphQL, which is used to fetch resources and mutate them.

Unlike Redux, you don't have to write reducers and actions to deal with state management. Instead, Apollo provides...