React: 7 reasons why you need to make the switch
Judging by the success of Facebook and Instagram, using React is a solid foundation for success. In this article, Vlad Pshenychka goes over the top reasons why you should choose React for your next project.
In this article, I would like to explain why you should adopt React and how it is going to help you build your web resources. Obviously, this isn’t the absolute top list, but in my opinion, it has some of the most valuable reasons why you should give React a try.
Simplicity of usage
One of the first things we need to mention about React is the complexity level. When compared to Angular —if we really need to do that—, it is much simpler. First of all, React was created to simplify the process of programming, development, and managing of resources. For sure, React is not for beginners, but even highly educated experts sometimes need a refresher. So, if you want to succeed with your app or web page, you should limit yourself to the proper-level knowledge of JSX as well as HTML, i.e. a declarative and strict coding style.
While taking for granted that React was a new step forward in web development, some may think that the developmental and maintenance process were also upgraded automatically. The main role in that process was played by the side-libraries, which give you several special opportunities. For instance, as a developer, you are now able to overcome several restrictions and prohibitions within a coding process while choosing the most comfortable and compromising ways of dealing with certain issues, upcoming problems and strategies of ruling your front-end project.
The usage of Virtual DOM is another important innovation. Thanks to that extension, you are able to create an in-memory data structure cache and enumerate resolution differences. As a result, you can update the browser’s displayed DOM efficiently.
Advanced app performance
The development of React helped reduce the problem of falling behind other applications developed on the same platforms. React automatically updates one-page applications that often do not require reloads for the UI redraws. In other words, it no longer matters if you have an old mobile device, tablet, smartphone. You will not face any problem while trying to upload a large and graphics-heavy webpage that does not fully match your device’s capabilities.
An easier way to create a design interface
The development of React JS gave users the opportunity to manipulate the key interface flows, designing features in an easier and faster way. It gives us the opportunity to develop an interface fully according to our tastes, desires, and principles. These operations are now possible thanks to several innovations, namely Nest view and Loop.
- Nest view. This expansion allows developers to control the nested elements within React in a pretty easy way. It is now possible through the work with classes and creation of a direct reference from the children class to the parent class
- Loop. Developers can use loops to create the rendering views in React framework. While Loop is available in both React and in Angular, it is much easier to use in the former. Now, developers are able to create loops within their front-end over a large number of HTML elements. After that, developers can just stack them all into a big array. That offers a much more elementary technique for the operation within building an app.
All of the functions available within these libraries are now available within the React extensions. Furthermore, they are enlarged with a highly variated spectrum of other functions, additions, simplifications, and useful changes, which have been implemented in React.