Facebook, Khan Academy, Netflix, and Discord all utilise ReactJS to develop their user interfaces.
When compared to other frameworks, ReactJS is very simple to implement (Angular, Vue, Flutter, etc).
You may be asking how I can advocate React, a low-resource library, above full-fledged frameworks, so let’s find out..
Let’s see how ReactJS outperforms the competition in these areas:
1.React is simple enough to learn even for non-techies.
React is a library, not a framework, thus anybody considering using it should be familiar with Java at the very least.
It’s as easy as that for anybody who understands Java to use React.
Users will interact with React since it is the V component of the MVC (Model-View-Controller) software architecture paradigm.
There is a wealth of (beginner-friendly) material on the internet concerning ReactJS such as tutorials and more than 350,000 questions about React on Stackoverflow.
Pro: For experienced Java programmers, the learning curve is short, and there is little need for retraining.
- React uses a VDOM.
There’s a lot to like about React’s Virtual Document Object Model (VDOM).
JS engines, even on fast clients, have unpleasant performance bottlenecks when using React’s VDOM.
The “tree” structure of programming languages is terrible, in my view.
Even the tiniest modification to the UI at the very top may have a ripple effect across the whole website or app.
In a nutshell, a VDOM allows you to make modifications to a DOM that is stored in system memory (not on your screen).
These modifications are then applied to the DOM using an algorithm that identifies the optimum method to do so (and by extension, the UX).
Actually, React provides the outcomes and then allows the computer decide how to best get there, rather than instructing it how to create a website.
On React’s official website, you can learn more about the “Reconciliation” process, which is a lot more sophisticated than what I’ve just explained.
As a bonus, it’s possible to see how changes will influence your UI before you upload them to your site.
3.React gives you access to internal design and debugging tools.
There is a series of packages for ReactJS developers simply titled “React Developer Tools”.
This toolkit, which is available as extensions for Firefox and Chrome, enables component hierarchies with parent/child trajectories to be inspected directly in the browser.
This toolkit should operate just well on other chromium-based browsers like Vivaldi, Brave, Edge, or Comodo since the extension works so well on Chrome itself.
Additionally, the toolkit enables developers to analyse (and modify) specific components of the app or website’s UI, as well as see that component’s real-time characteristics.
React’s DevTools plugin has a number of useful links, including these: Even on Github for those of us who like to use Firefox.
- ReactJS offers components that may be reused.
There are reusable components that can be called anytime you need them, which makes React easier to use.
Props are accepted by each component, which subsequently returns React components depending on those props.
Instead than creating new “bricks” every time you want to use one, you can just place the ones you’ve already produced where you want them.