- If you are reading these lines, chances are you will fall into one of two categories:You are a React Native developer, looking for a fast list of resources to send to that new colleague of yours you have to introduce to the frameworkYou are the guy who actually received the link, and you need to learn React Native by yourself asapIn both cases, welcome!
- So, what should you do to learn it properly?STEP 0: Install itPretty straightforward, the first task you have to face is to install it properly: it may sound simple, but trust me it is a long process: head over to the official docs to learn how.BTW, if you are on Windows and you can’t find a way to make it work, check this blogpost from the guys at Infinite Red — which have created one of the best React Native starter kit out there, Ignite.STEP 1: Get the right equipmentSimply enough, next step is to install an IDE (Integrated development environment) that will allow you to write React Native code flawlessly, providing a set of additional tools to help you out.If you are planning to write code only for React Native, you should consider DECO, which is scoped for RN devs.For the other 99% of us, the choice will be between (to list the most famous) Sublime Text 3, Atom and Visual Studio Code.
- And it’s completely Open Source.STEP 3: Learn React NavigationIf you are reading these lines, it means that you are so lucky (seriously, I envy you) to be learning React Native at a time when there is the official React Navigator.For a really long time, navigation in React Native was really hard to handle: there were many different navigators (the first one, Experimental, ExNav) and it was quite difficult to learn properly how to use them, let alone integrate them with Redux or MobX.But now, things are different: so go, read those amazing docs and follow the getting started guide to learn how to make multi-page applications.STEP 4: Dive into the frameworkOnce you got a good grasp of React Native, it’s time to get you up to speed: as you may have heard, we are not yet to a 1.
In both cases, welcome! I’m writing this post for this exact reason — and mainly because I needed it myself this morning and I wasn’t able to find one that satisfied me. React Native is an awesome…
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