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What makes React JS so popular?

What is React JS?

In short, it is a javascript library developed and maintained by Facebook. It is used for making web apps fast and efficiently with minimal coding. With great error handling and fast performance.

React JS

ReactJS provided the solution that developers were looking for. It uses JSX (a unique syntax that allows HTML quotes as well as HTML tag syntax application for rendering specific subcomponents) This is very helpful in promoting the construction of machine-readable codes and at the same time compounding components into a single-time verifiable file. ReactJS has become highly popular because of its extra simplicity and flexibility. Many people are even referring to it as the future of web development. It is estimated that more than 1,300 developers and over 94,000 sites utilize ReactJS. These numbers are increasing day by day.

loving Features of React JS

  • Working with the DOM API is hard. React basically gives developers the ability to work with a virtual browser that is more friendly than the real browser. React’s virtual browser acts as an agent between the developer and the real browser.
  • React is just JavaScript, there is a very small API to learn, just a few functions and how to use them. After that, your JavaScript skills are what make you a better React developer. There are no barriers to entry. A JavaScript developer can become a productive React developer in a few hours.
  • React enables developers to declaratively describe their User Interfaces and model the state of those interfaces. This means instead of coming up with steps to describe transactions on interfaces, developers just describe the interfaces in terms of a final state (like a function). When transactions happen to that state, React takes care of updating the User Interfaces based on that.
  • With React, we write HTML using JavaScript. We rely on the power of JavaScript to generate HTML that depends on some data, rather than enhancing HTML to make it work with that data. Enhancing HTML is what other JavaScript frameworks usually do. For example, Angular extends HTML with features like loops, conditionals, and others.

What is the future of React JS?

React JS has its own areas of advantages when using it in the right place. As more and more people use react JS it can easily dominate the web development sector.

  • Runtime performance: On performance, Angular vs React assessment reveals that ReactJS yields better performance. AngularJS becomes relatively slow when there are very many users because anything in its scope changes.
  • Developers are also expecting improvement in error handling. In the past, cases of runtime errors during rendering often put ReactJS in an awkward broken state. This requires regular page refreshing.
  • It’s worth mentioning that React is not limited to web dev, and instead aimed to be platform-independent, allowing to use it in mobile development or even server-side. Such universality comes at a price: it’s heavy (especially react-dom, which is unavoidable for the web as you might have guessed).

Conclusion

As a MERN developer myself, I have enjoyed using the React framework. Mostly because of its error handling capabilities, It is easier to find and fix bugs on react js for me at least. Well here are my closing thoughts, Even though it has got all the good qualities as I mentioned earlier it still has a long journey ahead we might have a better framework in future but for now, it fits the need of the masses and thus making it one of the most popular frameworks of 2021.

Namaste 🙏