Top 5 IDEs and text editors for React
We’re doing something a little different today! Instead of looking at the best IDEs for a specific language, we’re going for the best IDEs for a library.
Here’s our usual disclaimer: this list is a matter of personal preference. We can’t cover every IDE and text editor out there. This week, we’ve gone to some lesser known, library-specific IDEs to avoid another top 5 list of the usual suspects. However, if we’ve forgotten your absolute favorite IDE for React, let us know in the comments below!
In no particular order, here are our top 5 IDEs for React!
We’re starting off with something fresh and new. Rekit Studio is an IDE and toolkit for building scalable web applications with React, Redux and React-router. Designed to be an all-in-one solution for React app development, Rekit lets developers focus on business logic without sweating the small stuff. More importantly, gives developers an integrated overview to manage their projects.
Rekit Studio is technically an npm package that runs in your browser. However, because it is in every project, it means that every React app has its own Rekit Studio to avoid compatibility problems. Developers can utilize many features with Rekit Studio, including code editing, code generation, dependency diagramming, refactoring, building, unit tests, and an easier way to navigate code.
More information about Rekit can be found here. Rekit is open source.
SEE ALSO: A developer’s introduction to React
We’ve talked a lot about Atom here on this IDE series. It’s a hackable and extremely customizable IDE that allows developers to tinker to their heart’s content. As such, Nuclide is built as a single package on top of Atom for a first-class development environment for React Native, Hack and Flow projects.
Nuclide has built in support for React Native. This way, developers can take advantage of the wide set of components and extensions to easily write native apps. Nuclide offers features like remote development, a debugger, a task runner, quick open, working sets, an outline, context view, health statistics, and even an integrated terminal. All the React Native features are currently available from the Command Palette.
More information about using Nuclide for React Native is available here. Nuclide is a free, open source project.