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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

Verbose vernacular

Before I start going into more depth on data dependencies and mutations, I think it makes sense for me to throw some general Relay and GraphQL terminology definitions out there:

  • Apollo: The complete industry-standard solution to implement GraphQL in any application.
  • Apollo Client: A library that manages application data fetching and data mutations and provides higher-order components that feed data to our application components. Also, it comes with React Hooks support and caching out of the box.
  • GraphQL: A query language used to specify data requirements and data mutations.
  • Query: A part of a data dependency, expressed in GraphQL syntax and executed by an encapsulated Relay mechanism.
  • Fragment: A part of a larger GraphQL query.
  • Mutation: A special type of GraphQL query that changes the state of some remote resource. Apollo Client has to figure out how to reflect this change in the frontend once it completes.
  • Subscription: A GraphQL type used for real-time events between...