Facebook attempts to make it easier to get started with its React Native framework, launching the CRNA (Create React Native App) tool for building mobile apps with no build configuration.Introduced Monday, CRNA was co-developed by Facebook and Expo, formerly Exponent.

The tool, deemed stable for general use, was inspired by the design of Create React App for building React JavaScript apps sans build configuration.[ Get started: A developer’s guide to serverless computing. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
“Many developers struggle with installing and configuring React Native’s current native build dependencies, especially for Android,” said Adam Perry, Expo software engineer. “With Create React Native App, there’s no need to use Xcode or Android Studio and you can develop for your iOS device using Linux or Windows.” The tool works with the Expo open source mobile development tool, which builds atop React Native.

Expo loads and runs CRNA projects written in JavaScript without compiling native code.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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