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Devesh Tiwari
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What is react used for? Let's know here

React comes as the first choice of most developers in web application development. It has been used by many well-established companies and trendy start-ups, including Instagram, AirBnB, NYT, Netflix. React offers much-advanced stuff in Development which makes it a better option than other frameworks and libraries for the front-end web development field.

What Makes ReactJS So Special

ReactJS is a popular choice when it comes to Frontend & Single page development

Here is why, Let's know about the features of React JavaScript library.

  • Fast & efficient Development

React requires less coding while providing more functionalities in even dynamic app development, unlike JavaScript, which includes complex codings.

  • Better Performance

React works with Virtual DOM, which makes web and app development faster. Virtual DOM compares the components’ regular and previous states and only updates necessary components instead of updating the whole program and provide developer faster results with less work.

  • Easy & Fast Adoption

React is easy to learn because it mostly contains basic HTML and JavaScript components with some valuable additions. Thus, you can learn and adapt to work with ReactJS’s library in a short time.

  • Reusable Codes

Components and codes are building blocks that build any react application, and even a single app contains multiple components and codes. Every component and code have their control and logic; react then can be used throughout the application, which helps to reduce development time.

  • Unidirectional Data Flow

ReactJS follows a unidirectional data flow system. React allows parent components to nest child components. When Data flows in a single direction, debugging and fixing become much more accessible. Developers can trach errors in apps at the exact moment they appear.

  • Dedicated Tools for Debug

Facebook provided react community a Chrome browser extension that allows debugging React applications within browsers. One more reason to choose reactJS over others.

  • Both Web & Mobile App Development

We already know how good is reactJS with web applications, but it is also applied to mobile applications. React Native; A framework derived from reactJS that helps to build beautiful and innovative mobile apps. React Native is also hugely popular, like ReactJS. So technically, ReactJS can build both web and mobile applications efficiently.

These advantages are sufficient to justify the massive popularity of ReactJS and why it is being used in many projects.

React Vs. React Native

Now we know what is react; There is another tech named React Native. React Native is also a JavaScript framework but for mobile app development of both operating systems Android and iOS. React native can forge all power and features of React to build native mobile applications. ReactJS is the most popular and used JavaScript library for modern app development. Features such as JSX, VDOM, extensions, one-way data make it robust and different. Compared to other libraries like Angular.js, React.js has the most active and colossal community.

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