ReactJS is taking over the web development, some say that by storm, we agree.
300% increase in popularity among the StackOverflow community, according to a developer survey launched by the platform in 2016. Stunning right? But why?
Well, some of the reasons might be:
1. Components are better than templates.
2. React encourages every aspect that can change in an application to exist in the same place.
3. React doesn’t actually do a whole lot.
Read the whole list that Ken from Firehose, revealed online here.
Where to learn it
There are many resources available online to learn ReactJs, 3 of them are listed bellow:
3. Take a course on udemy: Modern React with Redux
If you know other resources, share them with us in the comments bellow.
Laravel Conferences – where developers go to learn, grow and mingle
Almost all the Conferences are listed on the official ReactJs community page:
Give them a try and plan your next city break. Community, insights, core contributors, networking and tons of knowledge – that’s all waiting for you.
What developers think about it?
Adrian, Front End developer from Pentalog, gave us a lovely insight:
„I like the fact that ReactJS is very fast because we have a VirtualDOM that is compared with the actual DOM and only a patch is applied. The large number of react npm packages available via npm is not to be neglected as well. I personally prefer to write code using the redux-saga as I feel it gives me better control over the application state and it provides a cleaner structure to organize the calls to our REST APIs. I am a fan of writing ES6 code and dispatching actions to get or set data in the state.
What I dislike about ReactJS is a specific approach that is becoming very popular these days: using inline styles. I think they have the same re-usability issues as the old inline html tags issues. Also, there may be readability and auto completion problems with some IDEs when writing inline CSS. In the past, I preferred a more template focused approach, similar to Backbone’s Marionette, and was a little surprised to see the JSX mixed up in the render function of a React component. However now I am used to it and it doesn’t bother me anymore.”
This opinion was given in an Angular vs React battle. You can discover it here.
If you are already a ReactJS developer, we suggest taking this ReactJS test. At the end you’ll receive a Certificate to enrich your LinkedIn profile. Do not hesitate to drop us a line or two. Your feedback would be like a sunny autumn day in our Inbox.
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This article is part of a new series called “Techno of the week”.