On the occasion of the launch of our new React Ordering Website we bring you this article in which we briefly explain all the benefits that this new platform brings.
What is React and the reasons why it is a great alternative for the development of user interfaces, or complete web applications on the client side.
A little bit of History
React is a library initially developed by Facebook. Its creation was made based on specific needs, derived from the development of the popular social network website. In addition to facilitating the agile development of user interface components, the main requirement that React was born with was to offer high performance, greater than other alternatives on the market.
They found that the typical binding and double binding framework slowed down their application a bit, due to the number of connections between views and data. In response, they created a new operating dynamic, in which they optimized the way views were rendered in the face of changes in the application data.
From there they tested it on their social network with positive results and then on Instagram, also owned by Facebook. Later, after its release and encouraged by the positive performance results of React, many other top-tier web applications adopted it. BBC, Airbnb, Netflix, Dropbox, etc.
What is the purpose of React?
The spaghetti code that is usually produced by libraries such as jQuery is intended to be architectural and the way to achieve this is through components. A user interface is basically created from a component, which encapsulates the operation and the presentation. Some components are also based on others to solve more complex needs in applications. It also allows you to create other application parts conveniently, such as tests.
React is a complete library, suitable for many different types of projects. It allows us an agile, orderly development with a maintainable architecture, focused on components and that offers us great performance.
Although React does not take care of all the necessary parts to make a complex web application, the series of components and diverse tools that we find within the React ecosystem, allows us to benefit from alternatives capable of developing anything that we could do with a complex framework.
We invite you to learn more about our new React Ordering Website, we are sure you will love it!