Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of ReactJS – a JS framework originally presented by Facebook developers.
ReactJs is a JS framework originally presented by Facebook developers. There are many different opinions on the usefulness and advantages of this product. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of ReactJS.
Comparing ReactJs with Angular or other MVC frameworks makes no sense, since ReactJs is just a representation. React is a template-based language combined with several functions that support output to HTML, i.e. the result of React’s operation is HTML code.
ReactJs implements the concept of reactive programming: modification of the result of its work depends on the state of components. Thus, a = b + c, and A will always depend on the values of B an C.
The kind of difficulties ReactJS novices may face:
- Complex documentation
On the developer’s website, the tutorial is scattered across multiple tabs, the information is far from being structured. However, if there is a whole team working with ReactJS, this problem can be solved pretty quickly. We recommend studying documentation at devdocs.io, where this information is presented in a more structured way.
- Not all standard browsers support React
To solve this problem, it is recommended to use additional plug-ins – for example, the S5-shim library for IE8 support. There exist other extensions for ReactJs, however, considering the “weight” of the framework, their use should be minimized.
- Few gadgets available
ReactJs is a relatively young framework, so all, even standard, widgets will have to be written nearly from scratch. Need a custom dropdown or lightbox? You’ll have to write a fair deal of code even for such simple tasks.
UI development is based on separate components – and that’s the future of development.
ReactJs works great for teams, it’s a pleasure to write in and easy to test.
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