September 4, 2019
4 Reasons You Should Be Using React
The landscape of software development is constantly changing. New tools, frameworks, libraries, and workflows emerge in what seems like a weekly ever-changing development climate. One library, however, has been gaining popularity over the last several years. Companies can no longer ignore this technology. React, developed by Facebook in 2013, has been taking the development community by storm. It’s fast, versatile, and makes sense. If you aren’t using React to develop your applications, you should be and here are 4 reasons why.
What is React?
React’s component-based use case allows you to create components that are reusable, composable, and stateful. Think of components as Lego pieces. You can start with components as small as buttons, check boxes, and form fields. You can then create larger components like complete forms and navigations. Once you build a small or large component, you can reuse it in multiple places within your app. The ability to build applications in this manner leads to a consistent look, great maintainability, and a better experience.
React also has a solution for imitating native applications on mobile devices. In a time where mobile apps are taking over the world, React Native is a leading solution. React Native allows the developer to create component based UI systems for mobile devices for both Apple and Android. There is no longer a need to be familiar with Swift in iOS or Kotlin for Android. Simply build your apps using React native. Bringing web based applications to mobile is becoming increasing popular since many users access information from their mobile devices. The only caveot to this solution is when you need to leverage the phone hardware such as the accelerator, GPS, camera or other components. React Native will direct you to integrate lower level solutions to work seamlessly with the phone hardware.
It’s A Modern Solution
React has been around for several years in a constantly-changing ecosystem. Big names like Netflix, Yahoo!, and Atlassian are using React. Netflix highlighted code simplicity, performance and modularity as the leading reasons they use the React library. It allows enterprises to craft apps with better user interfaces. The better the user interface, the more likely it is to keep users on their platform.
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Chris is currently a Computer Science student at Western Governors University. He enjoys all aspects of software engineering and web development.
Chris is a currently a Computer Science student at Western Governors University. He enjoys all aspects of software engineering and web development.