React is an open-source tool for front-end web development.
Facebook & Instagram use it so why shouldn’t we.
What is React.js?
Main reasons for using React.js for web development
- Reusable Components – React provides developers with a component-based structure that they can start building on piece by piece. Just like a Lego. Each piece decides how it should be rendered and each component has its own internal logic. As a result, you get the following: app has a consistent look and feel; code re-use makes it easier to maintain and grow your codebase; it’s easier to develop your application.
- Performance – updating DOM (document object model) is usually the bottleneck when it comes to the web performance. React is trying to solve this problem by using something called virtual DOM; a DOM kept in the memory.
- Testability – react.js applications are super easy to test. React views can be treated as functions of the state, so we can manipulate with state we pass to the React view and take a look at the output and triggered actions, events, functions, etc.
Why does Thorgate use React.js for web development?
Thorgate focuses on digital product creation and specializes in web development. Because of that reason we use the powerful tools available by React.js for web development.
Who else uses React.js for their web development?
Some of the most well know websites that use React.js for building their UI (user interface): Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, New York Times, Airbnb, Netflix etc.