Jordan Walke, a former Facebook programmer, developed ReactJS. Initially, only Facebook used it, but as the company expanded, they used ReactJS in its other applications, i.e., Instagram and WhatsApp, primarily for the newsfeed. It was developed in 2011 but released to the public in 2013. It is now, as an open-source library, anyone can enjoy its benefits.
The following are some of the reasons why ReactJS is so popular.
- It has reusable components: The components you build in a ReactJS application can be used for different things, which means you don’t have to make components all over again for each application. This makes it possible to develop your apps in a much shorter time.
- It can develop both web and mobile apps: Every developer now knows that you must optimize websites for mobile devices. ReactJS does equally well with web applications and mobile apps, which means the developer doesn’t need to use different tools for the web and mobile.
- There is a specific tool for debugging its application: Facebook released a chrome extension for a debugging tool that a developer can use to debug react applications. Having a dedicated debugging tool means that you can debug them faster and more efficiently.
Features of ReactJS
The following are its features
React has many applications that increase efficiency. Some of these extensions include one that offers server-side rendering and Flux and Redux for the development of web applications.
ReactJS makes the development of web applications much easier between these and other components while producing some of the best dynamic apps in the market today.
Based in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Aditya Kapre is a software engineer in Greater Boston. Learn more about internships to software development.