January 6, 2020

Why React is a Great Choice for Your Web App

With so many technologies to choose from, it can be tough to determine what will help bring your product to market quickly, provide an optimal user experience, and scale easily as new features are needed. Luckily, React, an open source JavaScript library for creating interactive user interfaces, provides all of these advantages, among other significant ones.1 In this post, we’ll explain why React is our top choice for front end development.

It allows for efficient development.

React has reusable components that can be applied wherever you need them. The ability to reuse code in this way helps developers make progress quickly.

It’s simple to grow and maintain.

React’s component-based structure also makes it easy to update and add new features. React web apps can rapidly scale to your needs.

Its interfaces are high-performing.

React UIs are very fast thanks to features like server-side rendering and virtual DOM. This means that users can enjoy an app that responds immediately to their input.

It has a rich ecosystem.

There are many great tools for React development, such as React DevTools for easier debugging and helpful libraries like React Router. These options support developers and give them more flexibility.

It facilitates mobile development with React Native.

If you want to expand your solution to include a mobile app, using React allows for a smooth transition to React Native, which powers beautiful apps for iOS and Android. Developers can reuse parts of the web app’s business logic and architecture, boosting efficiency and decreasing time-to-market.

It has a strong developer community.

React was created by engineers at Facebook in 2011. It’s currently used by this tech giant as well as over 175,000 other websites. 2 Facebook still maintains the open source library, and many individual developers have also contributed their expertise, so help with challenging problems is easy to come by. The support provided by this awesome community is part of what makes React so high-quality and dependable, despite being a relatively young technology.

At sophilabs, our engineers are very well-versed in React and have lots of experience leveraging it to build interfaces that users love. If you’d like to learn more about how React can provide the perfect solution for your product, please get in touch!

"Why React is a Great Choice for Your Web App" by Adriana Campoy and Gustavo Sequeira is licensed under CC BY SA. Source code examples are licensed under MIT. Categorized under research & learning.

Photo by Artem Sapegin.

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