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React Native in Action by nader dabit

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2 Understanding React

This chapter covers

  • How state works and why it’s important
  • How properties work and why they’re important
  • Understanding the React component specification
  • Implementing React lifecycle methods

Now that we’ve gone over the basics, it’s time to dive into some other fundamental pieces that make up React and React Native. We’ll discuss how to manage state and data, and how data is passed through an application. We’ll also dive deeper by demonstrating how to pass properties (props) between components and how to manipulate these props from the top down.

After you’re equipped with knowledge about state and props, we’ll go deeper into how to use the built-in React lifecycle methods. These methods allow you to perform certain ...

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