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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

Bootstrapping Apollo Client

At this point, you have the GraphQL backend up and running. Now, you can focus on your React components in the frontend. In particular, you're going to look at Apollo Client in a React Native context, which really only has minor differences. For example, in web apps, it's usually react-router that bootstraps Apollo Client. In React Native, it's a little different. Let's look at the App.js file that serves as the entry point for your native app:

import React from 'react';
import { View, Text } from 'react-native';
import { ApolloClient, InMemoryCache } from '@apollo/client';
import { ApolloProvider, Query } from '@apollo/react-components';
import styles from './styles';
import TodoInput from './TodoInput';
import TodoList from './TodoList';
import { GET_USER } from '../constants';

// Replace this value with the network IP address of your machine
const NETWORK_IP = &apos...