A peek into React: 5 reasons why I love it
React quickly gained popularity among developers thanks to its long list of features and an extensive application pool. We have a look at this library’s development so far and its best features.
Before React was employed on the Instagram mobile applications, developers at Facebook used the library to create the iOS application for Facebook Ads which allowed advertisers on Facebook to manage and create their campaigns. React was first used on the Instagram website, Instagram.com at the end of 2012.
Easier learning curve
Multiple, customizable components
What makes React different than other libraries is that each of its assets is made up of multiple components. Due to this feature, React made a lot of noise among developers as it enables them to develop self-contained and customizable elements which can be altered using one click. What is more, these components can be reused and combined together as well. This saves the developers a lot of time and gives a boost to their productivity while simultaneously helping beginner developers.
Tools are a necessity
React provides a large number of tools to the participating developers, with the most significant being a handy Chrome browser extension which works as an effective diagnostic tool. Once installed, the extension provides a number of helpful tools at the click of a button. One such feature is that it allows the developers to peep directly into the Virtual DO. React developer tools help the developers and designers to detect any potential problems easily, making the overall process of both development and design much simpler.
React and SEO are buddies
Native applications vs. hybrid applications have been an eternal debate. A native application is one which is developed specifically for a mobile OS and not for any other platforms. On the other hand, a hybrid application is generally a website packed into an application for its users. The debate on which is better might go on forever but React has made native application designing a lot easier for developers. Native applications provide faster performances and high reliability, making it slightly better than hybrid applications.
React is evolving
Ever since its inception, React has been regularly further developed and enhanced. With numerous developers and designers working with React at Facebook as well as globally, the library receives a fair amount of feedback. Subreddit for React has over 38,681 readers (at the time of posting) and is increasing dramatically.