In fact, that power is the main reason why React has become so popular lately, so much so it’s outshined two very popular frameworks—Angular/Core and Vue. According to GitHub, the number of React downloads reached nearly 300 Million in 2019 (compared to Angular’s nearly 100 Million and Vue’s nearly 50 Million).
So React is popular. But what can it do? Before we break down how your company can use React, we first need to take a look at a few bits and pieces.
When you look into what React is, you’ll very often see the word “library.” In this context, the reference to library isn’t the home of the Dewey Decimal System or stacks of books. Instead, within the framework of software development, a library can be sort of viewed in the same fashion as is a library of books. When you visit a library, you have a collection of books you can check out and read. With regard to a programming library, you’re looking at a collection of resources used for software development.
Those resources can include such things as:
In other words, a library is a collection of tools that software engineers can use to make their jobs a bit easier. Instead of writing everything from scratch, a developer can make use of pre-written code from a library.
Now let’s take a look at what the React library does. Specifically, React was created to improve user interface development. What makes React so special is the number of components it includes, each of which makes it possible to create highly functional and beautiful elements for your website.
Those React components are self-contained modules that render output. A component is composable and can include one or more other components in its output.
Some of those components include the following.
There are a number of other React components, but the above list should give you an idea of what they do. The list of components should also clue you into what React can help your developers do for your company. To put it concisely, React makes it possible for developers to create highly customized components and interfaces for your website quickly and efficiently.
React is used in so many areas, from social networking, e-commerce, entertainment, messaging, productivity, and games. Some of the companies that use React include:
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