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React Native Cookbook by Crysfel Villa, Stan Bershadskiy

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Foreword

Web development has for a long time been about working around the various browser quirks and use a convoluted subset of what is provided, called "best practices", in order to build dynamic applications on a platform that has originally been designed for static pages.

Jordan Walke, a Facebook engineer, came at this problem with a different mindset: instead of trying to make what exists work, what if we designed an ideal solution and adapt it to make it work under the existing constraints? This is how React was born.

React introduced a lot of concepts borrowed from many fields of computer science to the web development world. The core idea is to declare what your application should look like at any point in time by composing components written ...

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