What is ReactJS?
So, what sets ReactJS apart from the competition? Here’s a look at six key benefits of the ReactJS framework, courtesy of Accelebrate.
1.Simple to use
ReactJS is a tightly focused framework that decouples the view-model system of development by using a single, downward direction of data flow. As a result, child elements can’t affect parent data, in turn reducing total complexity. This makes ReactJS easy to learn, simple to use, and a great choice for projects focused on speed and simplicity.
2.Easy to debug
ReactJS is also easy to debug. This is partially thanks to its one-directional code approach and partly due to a focus on functional coding that leverages immutable values to reduce the risk of unintended side effects. The ReactJS community has also built a host of free debugging tools.
3.Fast, fast, fast
Speed is React’s greatest strength. It can set a breakneck pace because of its use of a virtual document object model (DOM). Instead of manually changing the DOM — which can take considerable time and effort — ReactJS uses VirtualDOM, a simplified version that only applies necessary updates to the DOM to substantially improve development speed.
4.Plays well with others
ReactJS has no problem working with other popular frameworks such as jQuery, Angular or Backbone. This means that developers can spend less time chasing potential problems across their IT stack. This also reduces overall deployment time for new web services since there is a much lower risk that React code will cause unexpected conflicts with existing code.
5.Automatic UI updates
Because ReactJS was designed for Facebook, real-time automatic UI updates are built in. As a result, developers need only update underlying data and React will automatically push those changes to all connected UI elements.
6.Strong community support
As a massively popular open-source project, there is strong community support for all aspects of ReactJS. From more than 1,000 contributors on the GitHub repository to ongoing and evolving discussions on popular developer sites such as Stack Overflow, it’s easy to find tools that make ReactJS development easier or experts willing to answer questions.
Bottom line? ReactJS delivers rapid, responsive webpage rendering to improve user experience and streamline the development process.