Since its inception in 2013, the popularity of ReactJS has been steadily increasing. Developed by the Facebook developer community, ReactJS has been widely accepted as a formidable front-end development platform. This rise in ReactJS popularity is due to its combination of ease of coding and ease of learning. ReactJS has been putting up a tough challenge for the existing frameworks. Below are some the features in detail for React’s meteoric rise.
Features of React JS
Open source and an active community
Developed by Facebook and Instagram, React JS is an open source and free script. Although free, the script is under the strict watch of Facebook about its usage. An active community means constant changes and updates to be competitive and have an edge over the other scripts.
Library or framework? The official definition of ReactJS is that it’s a library rather than a framework more specifically it is a framework for creating API’s. Even though it is incomplete from being a complete solution, it works well with other libraries.
In React JS, the programmer defines the User Interfaces using native components. The components can be taken as simple functions as in any programming language The functions can be reused as needed and can be composed to perform bigger functions from smaller ones. A single component can be reused in multiple User Interfaces, and components can contain other components.
When compared with the competition, such as Angular JS and Ember. ReactJS is the lightest framework, even if we can call it that. Given its performance and server-side rendering capabilities, it is no slouch when it comes to giving tough competition to existing players.
Ease of use
Websites using React JS
Instagram – World’s largest photo-based social networking site.
Netflix – The most popular video streaming site, uses ReactJS on low-performance TV devices.
Yahoo! Mail – One of leading providers of personal email service.
Sberbank – The largest bank in Russia.
And finally, FaceBook – the birthplace of React JS.
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