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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

Containing errors with error boundaries

A new feature of React 16 – error boundaries – lets you handle unexpected component failures. Rather than have every component of your application know how to deal with any errors that it might encounter, error boundaries are a mechanism that you can use to wrap components with error-handling behavior. The best way to think of error boundaries is as try/catch syntax for JSX.

Let's revisit the first example from this chapter, where you fetched component data using an API function. The users() function accepts a Boolean argument, which, when true, causes the promise to reject. This is something that you'll want to handle, but not necessarily in the component that made the API call. In fact, the UserListContainer and UserList components are already set up to handle API errors like this. The challenge is that if you have lots of components, this is a lot of error-handling code. Furthermore, the error handling is specific to that...