- ReactJS Tutorial
- ReactJS - Home
- ReactJS - Introduction
- ReactJS - Installation
- ReactJS - Features
- ReactJS - Advantages & Disadvantages
- ReactJS - Architecture
- ReactJS - Creating a React Application
- ReactJS - JSX
- ReactJS - Components
- ReactJS - Nested Components
- ReactJS - Using Newly Created Components
- ReactJS - Component Collection
- ReactJS - Styling
- ReactJS - Properties (props)
- ReactJS - Creating Components using Properties
- ReactJS - props Validation
- ReactJS - Constructor
- ReactJS - Component Life Cycle
- ReactJS - Event management
- ReactJS - Creating an Event−Aware Component
- ReactJS - Introduce Events in Expense Manager APP
- ReactJS - State Management
- ReactJS - State Management API
- ReactJS - Stateless Component
- ReactJS - State Management Using React Hooks
- ReactJS - Component Life Cycle Using React Hooks
- ReactJS - Layout Component
- ReactJS - Pagination
- ReactJS - Material UI
- ReactJS - Http client programming
- ReactJS - Form Programming
- ReactJS - Controlled Component
- ReactJS - Uncontrolled Component
- ReactJS - Formik
- ReactJS - Conditional Rendering
- ReactJS - Lists
- ReactJS - Keys
- ReactJS - Routing
- ReactJS - Redux
- ReactJS - Animation
- ReactJS - Bootstrap
- ReactJS - Map
- ReactJS - Table
- ReactJS - Managing State Using Flux
- ReactJS - Testing
- ReactJS - CLI Commands
- ReactJS - Building and Deployment
- ReactJS - Example
- ReactJS - Introduction to Hooks
- ReactJS - Using useState
- ReactJS - Using useEffect
- ReactJS - Using useContext
- ReactJS - Using useRef
- ReactJS - Using useReducer
- ReactJS - Using useCallback
- ReactJS - Using useMemo
- ReactJS - Custom Hooks
- ReactJS Advanced
- ReactJS - Accessibility
- ReactJS - Code Splitting
- ReactJS - Context
- ReactJS - Error Boundaries
- ReactJS - Forwarding Refs
- ReactJS - Fragments
- ReactJS - Higher Order Components
- ReactJS - Integrating With Other Libraries
- ReactJS - Optimizing Performance
- ReactJS - Profiler API
- ReactJS - Portals
- ReactJS - React Without ES6 ECMAScript
- ReactJS - React Without JSX
- ReactJS - Reconciliation
- ReactJS - Refs and the DOM
- ReactJS - Render Props
- ReactJS - Static Type Checking
- ReactJS - Strict Mode
- ReactJS - Web Components
- Additional Concepts
- ReactJS - Date Picker
- ReactJS - Helmet
- ReactJS - Inline Style
- ReactJS - PropTypes
- ReactJS - BrowserRouter
- ReactJS - DOM
- ReactJS - Carousel
- ReactJS - Icons
- ReactJS - Form Components
- ReactJS Useful Resources
- ReactJS - Quick Guide
- ReactJS - Useful Resources
- ReactJS - Discussion
ReactJS - Introduction
ReactJS can be used to develop small applications as well as big, complex applications. ReactJS provides minimal and solid feature set to kick-start a web application. React community compliments React library by providing large set of ready-made components to develop web application in a record time. React community also provides advanced concept like state management, routing, etc., on top of the React library.
Reactjs library was founded by Jordan Walke, a software engineer at Facebook in 2011. Then the initial version, 0.3.0 of React is released on May, 2013 and the latest version, 17.0.1 is released on October, 2020. The major version introduces breaking changes and the minor version introduces new feature without breaking the existing functionality. Bug fixes are released as and when necessary. React follows the Semantic Versioning (semver) principle.
What is the need for ReactJS?
Even though there are various libraries that provide a medium to develop user-interfaces, ReactJS still stands tall in terms of popularity. Here's why −
Component Based − ReactJS makes use of multiple components to build an application. These components are independent and have their own logic which makes them reusable throughout the development process. This will drastically reduce the application's development time.
Better and Faster Performance − ReactJS uses Virtual DOM. Virtual DOM compares the previous states of components of an application with the current states and only updates the changes in Real DOM. Whereas, conventional web applications update all components again. This helps ReactJS in creating web applications faster.
Extremely Flexible − React allows developers and teams to set their own conventions that they deem are best suited and implement it however they see fit, as there are no strict rules for code conventions in React.
Creates dynamic applications easily − Dynamic web applications require less coding while offering more functionality. Thus, ReactJS can create them easily.
Develops Mobile Applications as well − Not only web applications, React can also develop mobile applications using React Native. React Native is an open-source UI software framework that is derived from React itself. It uses React Framework to develop applications for Android, macOS, Web, Windows etc.
Debugging is Easy − The data flow in React is unidirectional, i.e., while designing an app using React, child components are nested within parent components. As the data flows is in a single direction, it gets easier to debug errors and spot the bugs.
Few popular websites powered by React library are listed below −
- Facebook, popular social media application − React was originally developed at Facebook (or Meta), so its only natural that they use it to run their application. As for their mobile application, it uses React Native to display Android and iOS components, instead of DOM. Facebook's codebase now includes over 20,000 components and uses the React version that is public.
- Instagram, popular photo sharing application − Instagram is also completely based on React, as it is powered by Meta as well. The main features to show its usage include Geo-locations, Hashtags, Google Maps APIs etc.
- Netflix, popular media streaming application − Netflix switched to React in 2015. The factors that mainly influenced this decision are the 1) startup speed to reduce the processing time to render the homepage and enabling dynamic elements in the UI, 2) modularity to allow various features that must coexist with the control experience and 3) runtime performance for efficient UI rendering.
- Code Academy, popular online training application − Code Academy uses React as the "script is battle-tested, easy to think about, makes SEO easy and is compatible with legacy code and flexible enough for the future".
- Reddit, popular content sharing application − Reddit is also developed using React from the scratch.
As you see, most popular application in every field is being developed by React Library.
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