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Five Reasons We Chose ReactJS

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Five Reasons We Chose ReactJS

In this post, Arnab Sarkar lists five reasons why his team chose ReactJS. Check out his favorite aspects of the JavaScript library below.

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ReactJS is a JavaScript library that is open source and maintained by top IT companies like Facebook and Instagram along with the developer community. This framework is used extensively in developing user interfaces for web applications. This particular framework was invented with a purpose to:

       "build large applications with data that changes again and again over time." 

There are many tools that we use regularly, but only a handful have completely revolutionized our workflow. ReactJS is one of them. With a plethora of frameworks available these days, it's hard to find a framework that will ultimately not become a dead end. That's why at ValueCoders, we suggest to go for React.

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Here are 5 major reasons why some of the giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are relying on ReactJS:

React Is Extremely Efficient

React creates its own DOM (virtual) where your components live. This approach gives a developer high flexibility and amazing performance gains because React calculates what change is needed to be made in the DOM in advance and updates the DOM-trees accordingly. In this way, React avoids the costly DOM operations and does updates in an efficient manner.

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The JavaScript Library

The JSX syntax is a nice and healthy blend of JavaScript and HTML. It is used specifically in ReactJS. JSX simplifies the whole process of writing components for the websites and the HTML aspect allows your developers to render functions without concatenating strings.

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The major advantage of React is that it makes proper use of native APIs and, as a result, the stack work across platforms.

It's Awesome for SEO

One of the major challenges with JavaScript frameworks is that they are not at all search engine friendly, even though there have been some improvements in this area recently

Surprisingly, React.js stands out, as you are able to run React.js on the server and the virtual DOM will be returned and rendered to the browser as a regular web page. No need for any other tricks!

Focused on User interface

React Native is much more focused on user interface unlike MeteorJS, Firebase, and AngularJS . It gives your users a highly responsive interface with the help of JavaScript interactions between the Native environment of the device and React Native. As a result, this increases the application’s load time and helps to keep it running very smoothly without any interruptions.

It's Easy and Out of the Box

When you start your project with React, don't forget to install the official Chrome extension for ReactJS. It makes debugging your app much easier.

After installing the extension, you can have a direct look into the virtual DOM as if you were browsing a regular DOM tree in the element's panel. Quite amazing!

Wrapping Up

I hope these five major benefits of using ReactJS have convinced you about the uniqueness of the framework. If you are trying to develop a web application that needs to be SEO friendly and have a capacity of handling heavy moving traffic, then certainly ReactJS is the one for your next project.

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javascript application ,react framework ,react.js ,react js ,react native ,javascript best practice ,js ,javascript examples

Published at DZone with permission of Arnab Sarkar, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

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