React Up Running

Author: Stoyan Stefanov
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491931776
Release Date: 2016-07-14
Genre: Computers

Hit the ground running with React, the open-source technology from Facebook for building rich web applications fast. With this practical guide, Yahoo! web developer Stoyan Stefanov teaches you how to build components—React’s basic building blocks—and organize them into maintainable, large-scale apps. If you’re familiar with basic JavaScript syntax, you’re ready to get started. Once you understand how React works, you’ll build a complete custom Whinepad app that helps users rate wines and keep notes. You’ll quickly learn why some developers consider React the key to the web app development puzzle. Set up React and write your first "Hello world" web app Create and use custom React components alongside generic DOM components Build a data table component that lets you edit, sort, search, and export its contents Use the JSX syntax extension as an alternative to function calls Set up a lean, low-level build process that helps you focus on React Build a complete custom app that lets you store data on the client Use ESLint, Flow, and Jest tools to check and test your code as your app evolves Manage communication between components with Flux

React Up Running

Author: Stoyan Stefanov
Publisher:
ISBN: 1491931825
Release Date: 2016-08-04
Genre: Computers

Hit the ground running with React, the open-source technology from Facebook for building rich web applications fast. With this practical guide, Yahoo! web developer Stoyan Stefanov teaches you how to build components-React's basic building blocks-and organize them into maintainable, large-scale apps. If you're familiar with basic JavaScript syntax, you're ready to get started. Once you understand how React works, you'll build a complete custom Whinepad app that helps users rate wines and keep notes. You'll quickly learn why some developers consider React the key to the web app development puzzle. Set up React and write your first "Hello world" web app Create and use custom React components alongside generic DOM components Build a data table component that lets you edit, sort, search, and export its contents Use the JSX syntax extension as an alternative to function calls Set up a lean, low-level build process that helps you focus on React Build a complete custom app that lets you store data on the client Use ESLint, Flow, and Jest tools to check and test your code as your app evolves Manage communication between components with Flux

ReactJS by Example Building Modern Web Applications with React

Author: Vipul A M
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785282744
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Computers

Get up and running with ReactJS by developing five cutting-edge and responsive projects About This Book Create pragmatic real-world applications while learning React and its modern developer tools Build sustainable user interfaces by transforming data into components of UI Learn how to generate reusable ReactJS components effectively Who This Book Is For If you are a web developer and wish to learn ReactJS from scratch, then this book is tailor-made for you. Good understanding of Javascript, HTML, and CSS is expected. What You Will Learn Create, reuse, and compose React components using JSX Share data between various React components and techniques for data flow within a React app Handle user interactions with the help of event handlers and dynamic components Set up and use various next generation ES2015/ES6 features with React Understand the performance and immutability features of React using React add-ons Learn the techniques of Animation in React Use data stores to store model-related data and information Create a flux-based React application by using Reflux library In Detail ReactJS is an open-source JavaScript library that brings the power of reactive programming to web applications and sites. It aims to address the challenges encountered in developing single-page applications, and is intended to help developers build large, easily scalable and changing web apps. Starting with a project on Open Library API, you will be introduced to React and JSX before moving on to learning about the life cycle of a React component. In the second project, building a multi-step wizard form, you will learn about composite dynamic components and perform DOM actions. You will also learn about building a fast search engine by exploring server-side rendering in the third project on a search engine application. Next, you will build a simple frontpage for an e-commerce app in the fourth project by using data models and React add-ons. In the final project you will develop a complete social media tracker by using the flux way of defining React apps and know about the best practices and use cases with the help of ES6 and redux. By the end of this book, you will not only have a good understanding of ReactJS but will also have built your very own responsive frontend applications from scratch. Style and approach An easy-to-follow program to learn ReactJS with the help of real world projects. Each topic is explained within the context of a project and provides plenty of tips and tricks for using ReactJS.

Redux Quick Start Guide

Author: James Lee
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781789806342
Release Date: 2019-02-28
Genre: Computers

Integrate Redux with React and other front-end JavaScript frameworks efficiently and manage application states effectively Key Features Get better at building web applications with state management using Redux Learn the fundamentals of Redux to structure your app more efficiently This guide will teach you develop complex apps that would be easier to maintain Book Description Starting with a detailed overview of Redux, we will follow the test-driven development (TDD) approach to develop single-page applications. We will set up JEST for testing and use JEST to test React, Redux, Redux-Sage, Reducers, and other components. We will then add important middleware and set up immutableJS in our application. We will use common data structures such as Map, List, Set, and OrderedList from the immutableJS framework. We will then add user interfaces using ReactJS, Redux-Form, and Ant Design. We will explore the use of react-router-dom and its functions. We will create a list of routes that we will need in order to create our application, and explore routing on the server site and create the required routes for our application. We will then debug our application and integrate Redux Dev tools. We will then set up our API server and create the API required for our application. We will dive into a modern approach to structuring our server site components in terms of Model, Controller, Helper functions, and utilities functions. We will explore the use of NodeJS with Express to build the REST API components. Finally, we will venture into the possibilities of extending the application for further research, including deployment and optimization. What you will learn Follow the test-driven development (TDD) approach to develop a single-page application Add important middleware, such as Redux store middleware, redux-saga middleware, and language middleware, to your application Understand how to use immutableJS in your application Build interactive components using ReactJS Configure react-router-redux and explore the differences between react-router-dom and react-router-redux Use Redux Dev tools to debug your application Set up our API server and create the API required for our application Who this book is for This book is meant for JavaScript developers interesting in learning state management and building easy to maintain web applications.

Hands On Full Stack Web Development with GraphQL and React

Author: Sebastian Grebe
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781789135763
Release Date: 2019-01-31
Genre: Computers

Unearth the power of GraphQL, React, Apollo, Node, and Express to build a scalable, production ready application Key Features Build full stack applications with modern APIs using GraphQL and Apollo Integrate Apollo into React and build frontend components using GraphQL Implement a self-updating notification pop-up with a unique GraphQL feature called Subscriptions Book Description React, one of the most widely used JavaScript frameworks, allows developers to build fast and scalable front end applications for any use case. GraphQL is the modern way of querying an API. It represents an alternative to REST and is the next evolution in web development. Combining these two revolutionary technologies will give you a future-proof and scalable stack you can start building your business around. This book will guide you in implementing applications by using React, Apollo, Node.js and SQL. We'll focus on solving complex problems with GraphQL, such as abstracting multi-table database architectures and handling image uploads. Our client, and server will be powered by Apollo. Finally we will go ahead and build a complete Graphbook. While building the app, we'll cover the tricky parts of connecting React to the back end, and maintaining and synchronizing state. We'll learn all about querying data and authenticating users. We'll write test cases to verify the front end and back end functionality for our application and cover deployment. By the end of the book, you will be proficient in using GraphQL and React for your full-stack development requirements. What you will learn Resolve data from multi-table database and system architectures Build a GraphQL API by implementing models and schemas with Apollo and Sequelize Set up an Apollo Client and build front end components using React Use Mocha to test your full-stack application Write complex React components and share data across them Deploy your application using Docker Who this book is for The book is for web developers who want to enhance their skills and build complete full stack applications using industry standards. Familiarity with JavaScript, React, and GraphQL is expected to get the most from this book.

ReactJS Blueprints

Author: Sven A. Robbestad
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785884238
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre: Computers

Create powerful applications with ReactJS, the most popular platform for web developers today About This Book Create web apps with the most popular JavaScript library in the world Learn how to speed up your development process and save valuable time Work though step-by-step tutorials that provide easy-to-understand solutions to real-world problems Who This Book Is For This book is for those who want to develop applications with ReactJS. With its wide variety of topics, it caters both to the inexperienced developer as well as to the advanced, and it doesn't require any prior experience with ReactJS. What You Will Learn Create a development environment that speeds up your development process Find out about responsive web development and create apps that can be used on any device Effortlessly connect to public and private APIs Create efficient components that are easily testable and small enough to completely understand Understand what data flow means in ReactJS and why you never need to worry about where data changes originate Create universal apps that run on the browser as well as on the server Work with modern front-end tooling and level up your skills Train yourself to think in terms of ReactJS In Detail The JavaScript revolution has landed! ReactJS is one of those rare technologies that comes out of nowhere and turns established practices on their head. It provides a different way of thinking about how you should develop your apps, and has already gained a massive adoption among web developers. Join the revolution, build web apps faster, and have more fun developing! Packed with real-world code, this book starts by covering the idea behind ReactJS and the key concepts you must familiarize yourself with. You will learn how to bootstrap your ReactJS projects and you'll also be provided with a handy scaffolding that you can use and reuse over and over. We then go on to cover a wide variety of apps, and will help you to structure and build your own components. Next, you will build a web shop, create a fully responsive and routable app, and also develop a real-time search app. Further on, you will be taught to work with public APIs to create a map-based application. You will also be taken through some advanced concepts such as Redux that are making a huge splash currently in the world of ReactJS. You'll learn how to efficiently seal off your app for guest access, interact with hardware APIs, and create a photo app. You will then master the art of making your apps universal, and find out how to deploy them to the cloud. Finally, we wrap up the book as you are shown how to make a game. What better way to kick off your ReactJS development journey? Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow guide full of real-world ReactJS applications. Each chapter is self-contained, and every code example is explained in detail.

React and React Native

Author: Adam Boduch
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786469571
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Genre: Computers

Use React and React Native to build applications for desktop browsers, mobile browsers, and even as native mobile apps 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. Style and approach Split into three major sections to help organize your learning, this hands-on, code-first book will help you get up to speed with React and React Native—the UI framework that powers Netflix, Yahoo, and Facebook.

Progressive Web Apps with React

Author: Scott Domes
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781788296137
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Computers

Enhance the performance of your applications by using React and adding the Progressive web app capability to it About This Book Bring the best of mobile sites and native apps to your users with progressive web applications Create fast, reliable, and engaging PWAs with React and Firebase Create high-performance applications even with low connection speeds by leveraging modern web technologies Who This Book Is For This book is for Javascript Developers who want to develop high performance Web User Interfaces. This book requires basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. What You Will Learn Set up Webpack configuration, as well as get the development server running Learn basic Firebase configuration and deployment Create routes, manage multiple components, and learn how to use React Router v4 to manage the flow of data Use React life cycle methods to load data Add a service worker to the app and learn how it works Use a service worker to send Push Notifications Configure Webpack to split up the JavaScript bundle and lazy load component files Learn how to use the web Cache API to use your app offline Audit PWAs with Google's Lighthouse tool In Detail For years, the speed and power of web apps has lagged behind native applications. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) aim to solve this by bridging the gap between the web apps and native apps, delivering a host of exciting features. Simultaneously, React is fast becoming the go-to solution for building modern web UIs, combining ease of development with performance and capability. Using React alongside PWA technology will make it easy for you to build a fast, beautiful, and functional web app. After an introduction and brief overview of the goals of PWAs, the book moves on to setting up the application structure. From there, it covers the Webpack build process and the process of creating React components. You'll learn how to set up the backend database and authentication solution to communicate with Firebase and how to work with React Router. Next, you will create and configure your web app manifest, making your PWA installable on mobile devices. Then you'll get introduced to service workers and see how they work as we configure the app to send push notifications using Firebase Cloud Messaging. We'll also explore the App Shell pattern, a key concept in PWAs and look at its advantages regarding efficient performance. Finally, you'll learn how to add offline capabilities to the app with caching and confirm your progress by auditing your PWA with Lighthouse. Also, you'll discover helper libraries and shortcuts that will help you save time and understand the future of PWA development. Style and approach This is a step-by-step book, wherein, you will use the React framework to create a complete progressive web app.

React js Essentials

Author: Artemij Fedosejev
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781782174622
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Computers

A fast-paced guide to designing and building scalable and maintainable web apps with React.js About This Book Build maintainable and performant user interfaces for your web applications using React.js Create reusable React.js components to save time and effort in maintaining your user interfaces Learn how to build a ready-to-deploy React.js web application, following our step-by-step tutorial Who This Book Is For If you're a front-end developer with knowledge of jQuery and its libraries, along with frameworks, such as Angular.JS and Backbone.JS, or native JavaScript development, and you wish to use the fastest web user interface library there is, then this book is ideal for you. What You Will Learn Install powerful React.js tools to make development much more efficient Create React elements with properties and children Get started with stateless and stateful React components Use JSX to speed up your React.js development process Add reactivity to your React components with lifecycle methods Integrate your React components with other JavaScript libraries Utilize the Flux application architecture with your React components Test your React components with Jest test framework In Detail Building web applications with maintainable and performant user interfaces is a challenge that many have faced for more than a decade, but no one has risen to this challenge quite like React.js. Today React.js is used by Facebook, Instagram, Khan Academy, and Imperial College London, to name a few. Many new users recognize the benefits of React.js and adopt it in their own projects, forming a fast-growing community. The speed at which React.js has evolved promises a bright future for those who invest in learning it today. React.js Essentials will take you on a fast-paced journey through building your own maintainable React.js application. Begin by exploring how you can create single and multiple user interface elements. Create stateless and stateful components and make them reactive, learn to interact between your components and lifecycle methods and gauge how to effectively integrate your user interface components with other JavaScript libraries. Delve deep into the core elements of the Flux architecture and learn how to manage your application using stores. Finish by going that extra mile with the Jest test framework, running multiple tests on your application and find solutions to scale it further without complexity. Style and approach The book adopts a step-by-step, hands-on approach with ample codes to ensure you learn React.js at a fast pace.

Getting Started with React Native

Author: Ethan Holmes
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785886232
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Genre: Computers

Learn to build modern native iOS and Android applications using JavaScript and the incredible power of React About This Book Learn to design and build a fully-featured application using the newest cutting-edge framework from Facebook Leverage your JavaScript skills to become a native app developer Develop custom UI components, implement smooth navigation, and access native features such as geolocation and local storage Who This Book Is For This book is for web developers who want to learn to build fast, good-looking, native mobile applications using the skills they already have. If you already have some JavaScript knowledge or are using React on the web, then you will be able to quickly get up and running with React Native for iOS and Android. What You Will Learn Set up the React Native environment on both devices and emulators Gain an in-depth understanding of how React Native works behind the scenes Write your own custom native UI components Learn the ins and outs of screen navigation Master the art of layout and styles Work with device-exclusive data such as geolocation Develop native modules in Objective-C and Java that interact with JavaScript Test and deploy your application for a production-ready environment In Detail React Native is a game-changing approach to hybrid mobile development. Web developers can leverage their existing skills to write mobile applications in JavaScript that are truly native without using cross-compilation or web views. These applications have all of the advantages of those written in Objective-C or Java, combined with the rapid development cycle that JavaScript developers are accustomed to. Web developers who want to develop native mobile applications face a high barrier to entry, because they are forced to learn platform-specific languages and frameworks. Numerous hybrid technologies have tried to simplify this process, but have failed to achieve the performance and appearance that users expect. This book will show you all the advantages of true native development that React Native has without the steep learning curve, leveraging the knowledge you already have. We do this by getting you up and running quickly with a sample application. Next, we'll introduce you to the fundamentals of creating components and explain how React Native works under the hood. Once you have established a solid foundation, you will dive headfirst into developing a real-world application from start to finish. Along the way, we will demonstrate how to create multiple screens and navigate between them,use layout and style native UI components, and access native APIs such as local storage and geolocation. Finally, we tackle the advanced topic of Native modules, which demonstrates that there are truly no limits to what you can do with React Native. Style and approach This book provides a simple and easy way to build mobile applications in JavaScript. Each topic takes you through the life cycle of creating a fully-functional native app, with detailed explanations of the entire process.

Learning React

Author: Kirupa Chinnathambi
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780134843575
Release Date: 2018-04-26
Genre: Computers

Learning React A hands-on guide to building web applications using React and Redux As far as new web frameworks and libraries go, React is quite the runaway success. It not only deals with the most common problems developers face when building complex apps, it throws in a few additional tricks that make building the visuals for such apps much, much easier. What React isn’t, though, is beginner-friendly and approachable. Until now. In Learning React , author Kirupa Chinnathambi brings his fresh, clear, and very personable writing style to help web developers new to React understand its fundamentals and how to use it to build really performant (and awesome) apps. The only book on the market that helps you get your first React app up and running in just minutes, Learning React is chock-full of colorful illustrations to help you visualize difficult concepts and practical step-by-step examples to show you how to apply what you learn. Build your first React app Create components to define parts of your UI Combine components into other components to build more complex UIs Use JSX to specify visuals without writing full-fledged JavaScript Deal with maintaining state Work with React’s way of styling content Make sense of the mysterious component lifecycle Build multi-page apps using routing and views Optimize your React workflow using tools such as Node, Babel, webpack, and others Use Redux to make managing your app data and state easy Contents at a Glance 1 Introducing React 2 Building Your First React App 3 Components in React 4 Styling in React 5 Creating Complex Components 6 Transferring Properties 7 Meet JSX... Again! 8 Dealing with State in React 9 Going from Data to UI in React 10 Events in React 11 The Component Lifecycle 12 Accessing DOM Elements in React 13 Setting Up Your React Dev Environment 14 Working with External Data in React 15 Building an Awesome Todo List App in React 16 Creating a Sliding Menu in React 17 Avoiding Unnecessary Renders in React 18 Creating a Single-Page App in React Using React Router 19 Introduction to Redux 20 Using Redux with React

Vue js Up and Running

Author: Callum Macrae
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491997215
Release Date: 2018-02-23
Genre: COMPUTERS

Get a brisk introduction to building fast, interactive single-page web applications with Vue.js, the popular JavaScript framework that organizes and simplifies web development. With this practical guide, you’ll quickly move from basics to custom components and advanced features—including JSX, the JavaScript syntax extension. Author Callum Macrae shows you how to use the most useful libraries in the Vue ecosystem, such as vue-router for routing, vuex for state management, and vue-test-utils for testing. If you’re a frontend developer familiar with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, this book will show you how to develop a fully featured web application using Vue. Learn Vue.js basics, including its use of templates to display data on a page Set up Vue projects from scratch, or use vue-cli to set up from a template Create a maintainable codebase by splitting code into self-contained components Discover how Vue.js works with CSS to style your websites and applications Use render functions and JSX, rather than templates, to determine what Vue displays Control how code is executed and displayed with vue-router Manage state in one centralized place with the Vuex library Write unit tests to ensure your Vue components don’t break in the future

React in Action

Author: Mark T. Thomas
Publisher: Pearson Professional
ISBN: 1617293857
Release Date: 2018-01-28
Genre: COMPUTERS

Summary React in Action introduces front-end developers to the React framework and related tools. This clearly written, example-rich book begins by introducing you to React, diving into some of the fundamental ideas in React, and working with components. In the second section, you'll explore the different ways that data works in React as well as learning more about components. You'll also find several useful appendixes covering related topics like React tooling and the React ecosystem. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Facebook created React to help deliver amazing user experiences on a website with thousands of components and an incomprehensible amount of traffic. The same powerful tools are available to you too! The key is a clever design for managing state, data flow, and rendering, so your application is easy to think about and runs smoothly. Add an incredibly rich ecosystem of components and libraries, and you've got a recipe for building web apps that will delight both developers and users. About the Book React in Action teaches you to think like a pro about user interfaces and building them with React. This practical book gets you up and running quickly with hands-on examples in every chapter. You'll master core topics like rendering, lifecycle methods, JSX, data flow, forms, routing, integrating with third-party libraries, and testing. And the included application design ideas will help make your apps pop. As you learn to integrate React into full-stack applications, you'll explore state management with Redux and server-side rendering, and even dabble in React Native for mobile UIs. What's Inside React from the ground up Implementing a routing system with components Server-side rendering in Node.js Working with third-party libraries Testing React components About the Reader Written for developers familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. About the Author Mark Thomas is an experienced software engineer who works daily with React, JavaScript, and Node.js. He loves clean code, beautiful systems, and good coffee. Table of Contents PART 1 - MEET REACT Meet React : our first component PART 2 - COMPONENTS AND DATA IN REACT Data and data flow in React Rendering and lifecycle methods in React Working with forms in React Integrating third-party libraries with React Routing in React More routing and integrating Firebase Testing React components PART 3 - REACT APPLICATION ARCHITECTURE Redux application architecture More Redux and integrating Redux with React React on the server and integrating React Router An introduction to React Native

Mastering Full Stack React Web Development

Author: Tomasz Dyl
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786467096
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Genre: Computers

Learn how to create dynamic full-stack applications with ReactJS and other leading JavaScript tools – smarter web development starts here About This Book Harness the impressive power of ReactJS and rethink full-stack web development Build dynamic web applications using the tools created by the innovators driving the tech industry Combine the powers of React, Node, MongoDB, and Falcor to create highly scalable real-time apps. Who This Book Is For This book is for JavaScript developers who want to create highly scalable, enterprise-grade apps. Basic knowledge of React.JS is necessary; however you do not need detailed knowledge of the other stack components such as Node.JS, Express, MongoDB, or Falcor. What You Will Learn See how to build a full-stack app that is scalable and designed for the demands of modern users Create a powerful JWT-based authentication full-stack “starter-kit” Make your app extremely stable and resilient with Redux and its immutable single state tree Explore the new possibilities given by Falcor, the middleware built by Netflix Find out how Redux works alongside ReactJS – and how it makes building an isomorphic app easier Deploy and maintain your apps successfully using Docker and AWS In Detail Full-stack web development is being redefined by the impact of ReactJS. If MEAN demonstrated just how effective combining JavaScript frameworks and tools could be for the modern web developer, by replacing Angular with React, developers have an easier way to build isomorphic web applications where code can run on both the client and server. This book will get you up to speed with one of the latest strategies to meet the demands of today's dynamic and data-intensive web. Combining detailed insights and guidance with practical and actionable information that will ensure you can build a complete isomorphic web app, it's an essential resource for the forward-thinking developer. You'll see how its flexibility is a core part of any full-stack developer's workflow, as well as learning how to use Mongoose alongside it to make data storage safer and more reliable. Style and approach Combine the powers of React, Node, MongoDB, and Falcor with this advanced practical guide to create highly scalable real-time apps.

Mobile Application Development JavaScript Frameworks

Author: Hazem Saleh
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787122246
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Computers

Enhance your JavaScript skills by venturing into the domain of developing mobile applications About This Book Extend your JavaScript skillset to build, test, and launch mobile apps with confidence Follow three sample projects to experience Ionic's impressive capabilities Extend the power of Apache Cordova by creating your own Apache Cordova cross-platform mobile plugins Who This Book Is For This Learning Path is for JavaScript web developers looking to develop mobile applications using various JavaScript descendent technologies. It is for anyone who wants to learn how to build fast and stylish native mobile app using the skills they already have. If you are already using React on the web, we're confident you'll be able to quickly get up and running with React Native for iOS and Android. See Ionic in action, and find out how it can transform the way you build mobile apps. What You Will Learn Develop, build, run, and deploy great cross-platform mobile applications using Apache Cordova Create complete mobile apps using Apache Cordova that runs on Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows Phone Create a neat user interface for your mobile application using jQuery Mobile Gain an in-depth understanding of how React Native works behind the scenes Write your own custom native UI components Develop native modules in Objective-C and Java that interact with JavaScript Get to know Ionic by creating three complete mobile applications In Detail A great mobile app is rapidly becoming crucial for a huge range of businesses. With a great app, your customers or your readers don't come to you – you go with them, just a few clicks and swipes away. This Learning Path shows you how to build awesome mobile apps with some of the best tools currently being used by some of the smartest developers in the industry. Taking you through JavaScript impressive development ecosystem – from jQuery Mobile to React, through to Ionic – we'll show you how to put your skills into practice so you can build your next mobile apps with confidence and style. In this Learning Path, from jQuery to React, to Ionic, we'll cover everything you need to start In the first module you'll learn how to get stuck into Apache Cordova and find out how to use it as the key platform for developing your mobile app. It offers an efficient way to develop hybrid apps, which means you won't have to connect to platform specific APIs or use their UI framework, and can instead harness your JavaScript web development skills. Make sure you have your HTML, CSS and jQuery skills at the ready. In Module 2 we'll show you how to take advantage of React Native. It has a reputation for having a steep learning curve, but we'll make it easy for you, making sure you make full use of your existing knowledge and getting you up and running with a sample application. You'll also learn how to create components, how to create multiple screens, as well as using native UI components and accessing native APIs. In the third and final module you'll get started with Ionic. With three practical projects you can build yourself, we've made sure that you'll be learning by doing – which means you'll not only develop new skills much more quickly, but you'll have produced something tangible at the end of it! This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: JavaScript Mobile Application Development by Hazem Saleh Getting Started with React Native by Ethan Holmes and Tom Bray Ionic Framework By Example by Sani Yusuf Style and approach This Learning Path course provides a simple and easy way to build mobile applications in JavaScript descendent technologies such as jQuery, ReactJS, and Ionic.