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Mastering React Native by Jacob Friedmann, Eric Masiello

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Chapter 1. Building a Foundation in React

There is a common trope within the frontend web development community that boils down to new day, new framework. It is a comment on the velocity at which this profession is changing and evolving. The rapid pace can be exhausting, but it is also exciting because of what it represents. The domain of frontend developers seems to be ever expanding-from simple web pages to web applications, mobile applications, and beyond-and with that, the number of smart people contributing ideas and code to the collective knowledge bank is also expanding.     

With all of that said, any sane person must pick and choose which developments to tune into. When React.js emerged on to the open source scene in May 2013 from the ...

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