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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 implemented some specific Apollo Client and GraphQL ideas. Starting with the GraphQL schema, you learned how to declare the data that's used by the application and how these data types resolve to specific data sources, such as microservice endpoints. Then, you learned about bootstrapping GraphQL queries with Apollo Client in your React Native app. Next, you walked through the specifics of adding, changing, and listing todo items. The application itself uses the same schema as the web version of the Todo application, which makes things much easier when you're developing web and native React applications.

Well, that's a wrap for this book. We've gone over a lot of material together and I hope that you've learned as much from reading it as I have from writing it. If there is one theme from this book that you should walk away with, it's that React is simply a rendering abstraction. As new rendering targets emerge, new React libraries...