What is React?
The main features of React
Virtual DOM (Document Object Model) is the most popular feature of this framework. React stores the application’s DOM in memory, and after the status change finds the differences between the virtual and real DOM then updates the changes.
I can’t fail to mention the declarative code. Once written, the component allows you to use it again. This is enough for it to be imported and entered in the appropriate code snippet. Are you wondering what this means? Simply put, once created the code can be used in other applications as well. This significantly simplifies and reduces a programmer’s working time.
When building the application, you do not have to worry about testing. In React, E2E (end-to-end) or unit tests are readily available. For E2E testing, you can, for example, use the cypress.io tool and there are also dedicated tools for unit tests, with Enzyme or the React testing library.
Why should you choose to React?
1. It is recognized that the future of modern interfaces is component-based design technology. React is very simple and elegant. As I mentioned before, components are just simple functions/classes – we provide them with input data and receive output in the form of an interface.
2. There is an extensive community network. This argument is important primarily from the perspective of the developer. On the one hand, this enables available knowledge and skills acquisition, and on the other hand, the React developer network is so extensive that a solution can be found very quickly for most problems. In addition, React’s popularity is growing, which means that this technology will soon be the top choice.
As you may notice, I am a strong advocate of React. If you are looking for effective technology for building web applications and graphic interfaces, React will be a good choice.
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