I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of mobile application development. Building mobile apps was one of the reasons I wanted to learn how to code. This fascination has lead me down many paths, from Objective-C to jQuery mobile to Cordova and now to React Native.

Because my career has centered around writing JavaScript, I’ve also always been drawn to technologies that increase my efficiency by using my existing skillset, allowing me to do more than just web development. Finding ways to be more efficient has been core to my career when choosing paths to follow and rabbit holes to dive into.

When React Native first landed, I knew that it was going to be something significant. There were already thousands of React and JavaScript developers ...

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