What is React.js?
by Harry Newman
React was created by Facebook to increase efficiency to the Facebook app. Back in 2011, the maintenance of the Facebook app was having issues keeping up with the heavy influx of updates. The upgrade for the code came in the form of React js.
What is it then?
Benefits of React.js:
- Interactive Components
- Enhanced search functions
It eases developers lives by allowing them to code in a simpler way. Instead of making the interface as a whole React allows you to break the interface in small blocks called components. These components are anything that you want to program into your interface from the search box to any button and element.
Being a library for building user interfaces react has its own Virtual DOM that allows rendering to be faster and more efficient. This works because the Virtual DOM has an integrated algorithm that detects component changes and enacts independent component rendering. This skips a render for the interface as a whole.
Improvement is real
In today’s day and age web and mobile app development need great user interfaces React will help you to this goal. Even though React is limited to UI, there are ways to create a great project combining React.js and Angular.js taking advantage of the powerful render capabilities react brings to the table.