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Mastering React Native

By: Jacob Friedmann

Key Features

  • Apply flexbox to get layout and build rich animations that bring your React Native application to life
  • Integrate third-party libraries and develop customized components that run natively on iOS and Android platforms
  • Combine React Native with Redux, Redux middleware, and a remote API to build scalable data-driven applications

Book Description

React Native has completely revolutionized mobile development by empowering JavaScript developers to build world-class mobile apps that run natively on mobile platforms. This book will show you how to apply JavaScript and other front-end skills to build cross-platform React Native applications

Product Details

  • Pages:496 pages
  • Publication Date:Wed Jan 11 2017
  • Publisher:Packt Publishing; 1 edition
  • Language:English
  • Readers:106

Product Description

Key Features

  • Apply flexbox to get layout and build rich animations that bring your React Native application to life
  • Integrate third-party libraries and develop customized components that run natively on iOS and Android platforms
  • Combine React Native with Redux, Redux middleware, and a remote API to build scalable data-driven applications

Book Description

React Native has completely revolutionized mobile development by empowering JavaScript developers to build world-class mobile apps that run natively on mobile platforms. This book will show you how to apply JavaScript and other front-end skills to build cross-platform React Native applications for iOS and Android using a single codebase.

This book will provide you with all the React Native building blocks necessary to become an expert. We'll give you a brief explanation of the numerous native components and APIs that come bundled with React Native including Images, Views, ListViews, WebViews, and much more. You will learn to utilize form inputs in React Native. You'll get an overview of Facebook's Flux data architecture and then apply Redux to manage data with a remote API. You will also learn to animate different parts of your application, as well as routing using React Native's navigation APIs.

By the end of the book, you will be able to build cutting-edge applications using the React Native framework.

What you will learn

  • Implement native React Native components and APIs
  • Explore React's JSX syntax
  • Manage data using Redux and Redux middleware
  • Build applications with React Native on both iOS and Android platforms
  • Perform animations in your applications using the animation APIs
  • Understand routing and Navigator comparison
  • Create your own Native module

About the Author

Eric Masiello is a lead software engineer for Vistaprint Digital. Formerly, Eric worked as a principal frontend engineer for the Advisory Board Company and built mobile apps for the Education Advisory Board. Eric has worked primarily as a frontend/UI developer for over 10 years and freelances as a website designer/developer at http://www.synbydesign.com. He has taught frontend topics at General Assembly in Washington, D.C. and was a technical reviewer for Mastering ReactJS, a video by Packt Publishing.

You can follow him here:

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericmasiello
  • https://twitter.com/ericmasiello
  • http://synbydesign.com

Jacob Friedmann is a developer living in Seattle, WA. He has been working as a developer professionally for 5 years and is currently a principal software engineer at AddThis, an Oracle company. At AddThis, he works on large front and backend applications. He also builds mobile applications using React Native, including Audicy (http://audicy.io), which will soon be launched on the App Store. He has taught several classes, including frontend web development and JavaScript development through General Assembly in Washington D.C.

You can follow him here:

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-friedmann
  • https://twitter.com/JacobDFriedmann

Table of Contents

  1. Building a Foundation in React
  2. Saying HelloWorld in React Native
  3. Styling and Layout in React Native
  4. Starting our Project with React Native Components
  5. Flux and Redux
  6. Integrating with the NYT API and Redux
  7. Navigation and Advanced APIs
  8. Animation and Gestures in React Native
  9. Refactoring for Android
  10. Using and Writing Native Modules
  11. Preparing for Production
  12. React Native Tools and Resources