React and React Native, 5th Edition: Build cross-platform JavaScript and TypeScript apps for the web, desktop, and mobile Front Cover

React and React Native, 5th Edition: Build cross-platform JavaScript and TypeScript apps for the web, desktop, and mobile

  • Length: 508 pages
  • Edition: 5
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2024-04-29
  • ISBN-10: 1805127306
  • ISBN-13: 9781805127307

Get a big-picture view of modern React and React Native and see how they go hand-in-hand – covering TypeScript development, Vite, state management strategies, unit testing with Jest, and more.

Key Features

  • New content on TypeScript, React frameworks, state management strategies, and unit testing
  • Get to grips with React fundamentals and modern React techniques and architecture
  • Broaden your React expertise through mobile development with React Native

Book Description

Welcome to your big-picture guide to the React ecosystem.

If you’re new to React and looking to become a professional React developer, this book is for you. This updated fifth edition reflects the current state of React, including React framework coverage as well as TypeScript.

Part 1 introduces you to React. You’ll discover JSX syntax, hooks, functional components, and event handling, learn techniques to fetch data from a server, and tackle the tricky problem of state management. Once you’re comfortable with writing React in JavaScript, you’ll pick up TypeScript development in later chapters.

Part 2 transitions you into React Native for mobile development. React Native goes hand-in-hand with React. With your React knowledge behind you, you’ll appreciate where and how React Native differs as you write shared components for Android and iOS apps. You’ll learn how to build responsive layouts, use animations, and implement geolocation.

By the end of this book, you’ll have a big-picture view of React and React Native and be able to build applications with both.

What you will learn

  • Explore React architecture, component properties, state, and context
  • Work with React Hooks for handling functions and components
  • Fetch data from a server using the Fetch API, GraphQL, and WebSockets
  • Dive into internal and external state management strategies
  • Build robust user interfaces (UIs) for mobile and desktop apps using Material-UI
  • Perform unit testing for your components with Vitest and mocking
  • Manage app performance with server-side rendering, lazy components, and Suspense

Who this book is for

This book is for any JavaScript or TypeScript developer who wants to start learning how to use React and React Native for web and mobile app development.

No prior knowledge of React or React Native is required. However, a working knowledge of JavaScript is necessary to be able to follow along the content covered.

Table of Contents

  1. Why React?
  2. Rendering with JSX
  3. Understanding React Components and Hooks
  4. State Management in React
  5. Event Handling, the React Way
  6. Crafting Reusable Components
  7. Handling Navigation with Routes
  8. Code Splitting Using Lazy Components and Suspense
  9. User Interface Framework Components
  10. High-Performance State Updates
  11. Fetching Data from a Server
  12. State Management in React
  13. Server-Side Rendering
  14. Unit Testing in React
  15. Why React Native?
  16. React Native Under the Hood
  17. Kickstarting React Native Projects
  18. Building Responsive Layouts with Flexbox
  19. Navigating Between Screens
  20. Rendering Item Lists
  21. Showing Progress
  22. Geolocation and Maps
  23. Collecting User Input
  24. Displaying Modal Screens
  25. Responding to User Gestures
  26. Using Animations
  27. Controlling Image Displays
  28. Going Offline
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