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What is React JavaScript?

React JavaScript, also referred to as ReactJS, is an open-source library used to develop frontend user interfaces. React, which was originally developed by Facebook (now Meta), can be used to build web or mobile applications. Meta along with a large community of contributing developers continue to maintain React. The React library is built on components where each component is a piece of functionality such as a button.

Why use React versus plain old JavaScript? Imagine you have a web page in an application that has two buttons but each one is a different color than the other. Using JavaScript, you’d need to build and maintain the code for each button independently, which creates a lot of extra work and problems with code manageability. With React, you build a component (or use a pre-built one) and then style each use of that component (change the color, hover effects, etc.) using React “props” (short for properties).

This makes it both faster to build apps and easier to maintain and change them in the future.

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When is React a good choice for a software application?

React is particularly strong for single-page applications or applications that include pages with different panels or sections in which data needs to be loaded and rendered but when reloading the entire page deteriorates the user experience. This is because, unlike some other JavaScript libraries or frameworks, React can reload data on a page without having to reload the entire page. Imagine a web application that includes a set of tiles at the top with summary data and a data table below with detailed row-by-row information, and that the data in the tiles needs to be updated automatically when it changes on the backend. React can handle updates to each tile or to the data table without having to refresh the entire page.

What products are built using React?

React is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries in the development community and many of the most successful software applications are built using React. Examples include:

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    Facebook

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    Instagram

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    Netflix

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    New York Times

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    Yahoo! Mail

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    Khan Academy

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    WhatsApp

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    Dropbox

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    CodeAcademy

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    Uber

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    Reddit

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    Airbnb

What’s the difference between ReactJS and React Native?

React Native is an open source framework built upon ReactJS that is used to build hybrid mobile applications. A “hybrid” application is one in which the same source code is used to create applications for iOS devices, Android devices, (Apple) tvOS, AndroidTV and more. So there are two important differences between ReactJS and React Native. Unlike ReactJS that is a set of reusable components and is not compiled to execute, React Native is a framework that uses native components rather than web components and is compiled to create applications that run on each supported platform (iOS, Android, etc.). For more on this, you can read our blog post on the topic.

CodeStringers is a Trusted ReactJS Development Team

CodeStringers has built dozens of web applications using ReactJS and can provide you with expertise to determine if ReactJS is the “right” choice for your product or if another JavaScript framework or library is a better fit. If you are in the market for a React JavaScript development team, let’s schedule a call.