5 Reasons why you should use React
1. Fast Learning Curve
2. Reusable Components
React provides a component based structure. Components are your lego pieces. You start with tiny components like button, checkbox, dropdown etc. and the you create wrapper components composed of those smaller components. And then you write higher level wrapper components. And, it goes on like that until you have this one root component and that component is your app.
3. Fast render with Virtual DOM
4. Great tool set for developers
When choosing a development platform, it is important to consider the available tools. You also need to consider their compatibility or usability with different browsers. One of the reasons why React JS is popular among frontend developers is its toolset. You need to differentiate between two toolsets when using React JS. The first toolset is React Developer Tools while the second is Redux Developer Tools.
You can install both toolsets as Chrome extensions, but their functionalities are different. You can use React Developer Tools to inspect components in their hierarchy and observe their states and current props. Redux Developer Tools, on the other hand, are great for observing dispatched actions and current states and changes on stores. You can modify stores and dispatch actions and view the changes instantly when using the Redux library.
All changes made with the Redux Developer tools are stored within the extension. Hence, you can move your application to any previous state for debugging purposes. One thing to note about the toolsets is that they are Chrome extensions. This means that they may not function in the same way when using other browsers. You may have to install Chrome on your device to enjoy the functionality of the developer tools.
5. React Native
Learning React comes with a bonus: React Native. React is not a ‘write once run anywhere library’, as the creators says, it’s a ‘learn once write anywhere’ library. Yes, you can write native apps for Android and iOS using React Native. Although you will not be able to use the exact same code you wrote for web, you will be able to use the same methodology and the same architecture.
The features outlined in this section
explain React’s popularity in the field web design and development. You enjoy multiple benefits including high-performance apps and websites by choosing React JS. However, you need to check the library’s visibility and crawling on different browsers. Some of its features may not be fully functional on some browsers and search engines. This means that you target users may not access all the functions of your mobile app or website. Hence, it is important to test the product on all browsers and search engines before launching it.