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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

Declaring inline event handlers

The typical approach to assigning handler functions to JSX properties is to use a named function. However, sometimes, you might want to use an inline function, where the function is defined as part of the markup. This is done by assigning an arrow function directly to the event property in the JSX markup:

import React, { Component } from "react";

export default class MyButton extends Component {
render() {
return (
<button onClick={e => console.log("clicked", e)}>

The main use of inlining event handlers like this is when you have a static parameter value that you want to pass to another function. In this example, you're calling console.log() with the clicked string. You could have set up a special function for this purpose outside of the JSX markup by creating a new function using bind(), or by using a higher-order function. But then you would have to...