What do the huge conglomerates’ Dropbox, Airbnb, Netflix, and in fact the popular social media giant – Facebook have in common? They all use ReactJS.
The popularity of ReactJS is obvious, but is it the right choice for your team? Check out the live webinar recording to understand the fundamentals of ReactJS and how its use can impact your product development.
Here’s an overview of what was covered in this webinar:
This is a compilation of questions asked by the attendees during the webinar session
Every tool or tech stack has its pros and cons. Here are a few cons of ReactJS:
1. With the high pace of development, the environment changes rapidly and some developers might not feel comfortable relearning the new ways of doing things on a continuous basis
2. ReactJS covers only the UI Layers of the app which means you still need to choose some other technologies so that you have complete tooling set for development
3. As ReactJS is constantly updating, sometimes the documentation isn’t exactly up-to-date.
The pros still outweigh the cons, which is why we also shifted to ReactJS for one of our products, you can read the complete case study here.
React is the most popular solution to build interactive web applications, both small and large.
Many startups and companies have started using ReactJs for their web application development because:
1. Server rendered pages perform better
2. ReactJs is great for SEO now due to techniques like pre-rendering, server-side rendering, etc.
Talking about NextJs, it has all the functionality you need to create an application. Also, the documentation is great and is getting popular with front-end developers. Although NextJs is a layer on top of React, it will not need a large code change in react.
An uncontrolled component in React is one that renders form elements, where the data is handled by the DOM (default DOM behavior).
A controlled component in React is one that renders form elements and controls them by keeping the form data in the components’ state.
React has a very low level of difficulty. A well-written learning resource can decrease the time to learn, especially if the material has guides, practice projects, and videos. To shorten the learning curve you need to have clear documentation, tutorials, and react training resources.
Zarrar Palekar serves as a Senior MERN Full Stack Web Development at FirstPrinciples.
A passionate Full Stack Web Developer, Zarrar Palekar has experience in React.js, Redux, Express.js, Node.js, and MongoDB. Zarrar is also passionate about learning new technologies, analyzing the problems they are solving, and how they can be used to build better and scalable products.
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