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Best React Native Books in 2018

React Native lets you build mobile apps using only JavaScript. It uses the same design as React, letting you compose a rich mobile UI from declarative components.

With React Native, you don't build a “mobile web app”, an “HTML5 app”, or a “hybrid app”. You build a real mobile app that's indistinguishable from an app built using Objective-C or Java. React Native uses the same fundamental UI building blocks as regular iOS and Android apps. You just put those building blocks together using JavaScript and React.

-- From Facebook

1. Mastering React Native

About This Book

  • 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

Who This Book Is For

This book is for anyone who wants to build cross-platform native mobile applications using only JavaScript and the React Native framework. In particular, this book is especially useful for front-end developers who want to use their current skillset to build mobile applications. An existing working knowledge of JavaScript will help you get the most out of this book.

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

In Detail

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.

2. React and React Native

About This Book

  • Build React and React Native applications using familiar component concepts
  • Dive deep into each platform, from routing in React to creating native mobile applications that can run offline
  • Use Facebook's Relay, React and GraphQL technologies, to create a unified architecture that powers both web and native applications

Who This Book Is For

This book is written for any JavaScript developer—beginner or expert—who wants to start learning how to put both of Facebook's UI libraries to work. No knowledge of React is needed, though a working knowledge of ES2015 will help you follow along better.

What You Will Learn

  • Craft reusable React components
  • Control navigation using the React Router to help keep your UI in sync with URLs
  • Build isomorphic web applications using Node.js
  • Use the Flexbox layout model to create responsive mobile designs
  • Leverage the native APIs of Android and iOS to build engaging applications with React Native
  • Respond to gestures in a way that's intuitive for the user
  • Use Relay to build a unified data architecture for your React UIs

In Detail

React and React Native allow you to build cross-platform desktop and mobile applications using Facebook's innovative UI libraries. Combined with the Flux data architecture and Relay, you can now create powerful and feature-complete applications from just one code base!

This book is split into three parts. The first part shows you how to start crafting composable UIs using React, from rendering with JSX and creating reusable components through to routing and creating isomorphic applications that run on Node.

We then move on to showing you how to take the concepts of React and apply them to building Native UIs using React Native. You'll find out how to build responsive and streamlined UIs that can properly handle user interactions in a mobile environment. You'll also learn how to access device-specific APIs such as the geolocation API, and how to handle offline development with React Native.

Finally, we'll tie all of these skills together and shows you how you can create React applications that run on every major platform. As well as understanding application state in depth, you'll learn how to leverage Relay to make feature-complete, data-driven web and native mobile applications.

3. Learning React Native: Building Native Mobile Apps with JavaScript

Get a practical introduction to React Native, the JavaScript framework for writing and deploying fully featured mobile apps that look and feel native. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to build applications that target iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms instead of browsers. You’ll also discover how to access platform features such as the camera, user location, and local storage.

With code examples and step-by-step instructions, author Bonnie Eisenman shows web developers and frontend engineers how to build and style interfaces, use mobile components, and debug and deploy apps. Along the way, you’ll build several increasingly sophisticated sample apps with React Native before putting everything together at the end.

 

  • Learn how React Native provides an interface to native UI components
  • Examine how the framework uses native components analogous to HTML elements
  • Create and style your own React Native components and applications
  • Install modules for APIs and features not supported by the framework
  • Get tools for debugging your code, and for handling issues outside of JavaScript
  • Put it all together with the Zebreto effective-memorization flashcard app
  • Deploy apps to the iOS App Store and Google’s Play Store

4. React Native Cookbook

About This Book

  • Build rich and engaging user experiences in React Native while maintaining peak application performance
  • Leverage the best of iOS and Android for React Native development while maximizing code reuse and cohesion
  • Implement architecture patterns in your React Native application that support efficient data access, routing, and testing

Who This Book Is For

This book is for web developers who are familiar with React.js and know the basics of UI development. You may or may not have used React Native before, but it's ideal for you if you want to develop native applications for iOS and Android using React Native. Existing knowledge of JavaScript ES2015 is highly recommended.

What You Will Learn

  • Build simple and complex UIs using React Native
  • Create advanced animations for UI components
  • Build universal apps that run on phones and tablets
  • Leverage Redux to manage application flow and data
  • Expose both custom native UI components and application logic to React Native
  • Integrate with existing native applications on iOS and Android
  • Deploy your React Native application to the Google Play and Apple App Store
  • Add automated testing to your React Native application

In Detail

React has taken the web development world by storm, and it is only natural that the unique architecture and its ecosystem of third-party support be applied to native application development. This book will take you through the basics of React Native development all the way through to some more advanced components.

This book covers topics in React Native ranging from adding basic UI components to successfully deploying for multiple target platforms. The book follows a top-down approach beginning with building rich user interfaces. These UIs will be created with both built-in and custom components that you will create, style, and animate.

You will then learn about different strategies for working with data, including leveraging the popular Redux library and optimizing the performance of the application. Then, you will step further into exposing native device functionality. Finally, we will discuss how to put your application into production and maintain its reliability.

5. React Native for iOS Development

React Native for iOS Development is your hands-on guide to developing native iOS apps with ease. React Native challenges the status quo of native iOS development with revolutionary components, asynchronous execution, unique methods for touch handling, and much more. React Native eliminates the need for Objective-C and instead uses the power of JavaScript and React to build excellent native apps.

You will begin by understanding the path breaking concepts of React.js, which makes it distinctive. You will set up React Native and begin exploring the anatomy of React Native apps. You’ll also learn about flux architecture, how it differs from MVC, and how you can include it in your React Native project to solve problems differently and efficiently. Next, you will learn to create stunning user interfaces and interact with various device capabilities. You will then boost your development by including some popular packages already developed by the React Native community that will helps you write less but do more. Finally, you’ll learn to how write test cases and submit your application to App Store.

Using real-world examples with an example-driven approach, you will learn by doing and have a substantial running app at the end of each chapter. Start using React Native for your iOS development using this book today.

Best React Native Books in 2018

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