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Kouluru Nanda Kishore Reddy
Kouluru Nanda Kishore Reddy

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Top six dev tools to start with React

Most web applications today are built using React.js, a JavaScript library. Approximately 8 thousand industries globally use React.js for app and web development. Even the popular Fortune 500 companies that we all are acquainted with use React.js.The list includes popular tech houses like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Netflix, etc. A number of Javascripts version are available in the market that has dominated the global web development scenario including Angular and Vue.js. To those just starting out with dev tools, it is important to understand the building blocks of React.js presented in this post.

What is React?

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Developed by Facebook, React.js is an open source JavaScript library to build a single-page application. This layer handles apps both on the web and mobile devices. You can even create UI components using React. If Facebook can launch its news feed, and Instagram its website with an open source tool then think of its brilliancy as a JS library. Moreover, React allows developers to easily update large web applications without reloading the page. If I have to use three words to define React, I shall use; Simple, scalable, and fast. It only works on user interfaces within applications. According to the MVC template, this would correspond to the view. The library and framework can be used in combination, for example, with Angular JS in an MVC application.

What is JavaScript Library?

A JavaScript library contains prewritten JavaScript code so that JavaScript-based applications, particularly those using AJAX or other web technologies, can be developed easily and be used and reused to perform standard JavaScript functions. You can plug JavaScript library code into the rest of your project as needed. Consequently, the development will be faster, and errors were less likely to occur.

What Makes ReactJS a Go-To Tool for Web Developers?

There are a lot of open source platforms for making front-end web application development more accessible. Even Angular is contributing its bit. While with technology upgrades, it is difficult to keep a track of different web development frameworks, especially when that framework may not hold up in the long run, ReactJS has proved to be a versatile option. Take a closer look at some of React's most important features that makes it scalable and developers' personal favourite.

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So, what are the Top 6 Dev Tools? Not seeing this... I must be missing something?

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Click on more reading you will able to view
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I apologize for the inconvenience, now you can check it

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Andrew Huang

Theres nothing on the reading

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Kouluru Nanda Kishore Reddy Author

I apologize for the inconvenience, now you can check it

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Hi there, we encourage authors to share their entire posts here on DEV, rather than mostly pointing to an external link. Doing so helps ensure that readers don’t have to jump around to too many different pages, and it helps focus the conversation right here in the comments section.

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Muthu Annamalai Venkatachalam

Looks great. Thank you for sharing

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Kouluru Nanda Kishore Reddy Author

Thank you

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Oh, it's a clickbait article. Classy.

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Thank you

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That's silly, creating backlinks for another site through dev.to.

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