React has become a very hyped-up topic among developers and there are innumerable resources that address and discuss its technical advantages. However, migrating to (or choosing) a replacement framework ultimately comes right down to marketing it to all the right stakeholders, including non-developers.
Adopters and competitors
React is an extensive library for building reusable user interfaces. There is, of course, stern competition from several competing tools like Angular, Backbone, Knockout and Ember that do similar things, however, if it were to be compared, React was always designed to address business issues rather than technical ones.
Out of the box React uses patterns that renders it somewhat hard to come up with poor code quality to boot, since it eliminates direct interaction with the DOM it doesn’t just replace associate existing view layer like AngularJS, but also additionally removes the necessity for a variety of dependencies like jQuery which may lead to a lower size of the final codebase.
React can be injected into a very limited section on any existing page notwithstanding of how it’s already been designed and functioning. Which is what permits developers to migrate as quickly or slowly as they’d like. However, it’s important to note that React needs a runtime library to run properly thus slower and gradual migration has a somewhat negative impact on page weight until deprecated previous libraries are deleted.
React is special in its ability to offer great performance in addition to a completely managed rendering cycle for its components; this dramatically improves individual developer’s efficiency. By setting up the creation, distribution and consumption of isolated reusable parts in a much simpler way, it enables developers to have more time to use and create common abstractions. It proves true for lower level parts like clickable buttons and higher level parts like drop-downs.
Improved largely by having a totally rendered page from the server to the browser. React was designed with this kind of optimization in mind. It uses Node to render on the client of the server. Similar tools do provide this server aspect for rendering, however, they need a lot of unstable hacks and a considerable quantity of developer support to keep up. React has the potential to modify build tooling and scale back maintenance budgets.
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