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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
Component Properties, State, and Context

React components rely on JSX syntax, which is used to describe the structure of the UI. JSX will only get you so far—you need data to fill in the structure of your React components. The focus of this chapter is on component data, which comes in two main varieties: properties and state. Another option for passing data to components is via a context.

I'll start things off by defining what is meant by properties and state. Then, I'll walk through some examples that show you the mechanics of setting component state and passing component properties. Toward the end of this chapter, we'll build on your newfound knowledge of properties and state and introduce functional components and the container pattern. Finally, you'll learn about context and when it makes a better choice than a property for passing data to components...