A ReactJS Overview

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In this post, I have covered what ReactJS is and the benefits of implementing it. I have not covered anything in depth here in terms of the basic concepts; Google will provide your answers.

ReactJS is an amazing library for creating highly reactive and super fast JavaScript-driven applications. Since JS runs in the browser, it allows you to create superfast applications which feel like mobile apps; users don’t need to wait for page reloads.

I understand the controversy of Angular and React; although the learning curve is different, it does not mean it is harder/easier; I think this is a matter of how good of a problem solver you are.

Currently, at my workplace, I’m developing an Angular based web-application and in my personal time, I am developing a dashboard using ReactJS. Experimenting with both technologies, I think the latter is better. The use of components makes it easier to develop the front-end and easier to manage. It is also scalable as the same component can be re-used over and over again.

Material UI is Google design. This is fantastic as you can explore many components which are ready to be used (open source ofc!) for your web-app. Many of these components you’ll be able to recognise on Google’s website. (Click here to go to Material UI Design)

With ReactJS you also have the option to create your own elements in HTML and render them as a component; this provides a lot of flexibility for when developing a tailored web-application.

There are many benefits of using and learning the basic concepts of ReactJS. ReactJS will allow you to increase your developer skills and code structure. This is vital for programming because when code is duplicated it becomes a really messy one.

What is React?

Simply put, “A JavaScript library for building User Interfaces”. React applications are not server-driven; by this, I mean that the application runs directly in the browser; you don’t have to wait for a server response to get a new page or render something new.

React is all about components; components on a web-page could be the “navigation bar”, “side-menu bar” or a “photo gallery” (etc). A component is an entity which exists by itself, and this component can be rendered by multiple different web pages. This means you can create a component, and re-use it over and over again.

If you take a look at any web-application, a lot of components are being re-used. Copy n pasting code is done to achieve this without React. However, with React, you can simply create and import a component wherever you would like it. As you can imagine, this makes life a lot easier.

 

Why React?

React makes it a lot easier when managing UI State. UI State becomes difficult to handle with Vanilla (normal) JavaScript. In bigger JavaScript applications, you have to manually target elements in your DOM and if you change the structure in your HTML code, chances are you’ll have to change the way you target your elements.

React allows you to focus more on the business logic and prevents your application from exploding. The UI and UX are seamless when using ReactJS framework; the speed at which the components are rendered is phenomenal and this should be something to think about as it will increase average time spent and conversion rates.

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