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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
Getting Started with Hooks

One of the most anticipated new features of React is Hooks, an API that allows your functional components to "Hook" into React functionality. The overarching motivation for this feature is to simplify your components. For example, forcing React developers to use classes to define their components leads to the overuse of wrapper components to pass state around their apps. With Hooks, you can stick with simple functions to implement your components and have a clear picture of how everything fits together.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Maintaining state using Hooks
  • Performing initialization and cleanup actions
  • Sharing data using context Hooks
  • Using reducer Hooks to scale state management