Originally created by Facebook’s software engineer Jordan Walke, React.js was designed to serve as a basis for the development of single page or mobile applications. The creation of React was inspired by PHP framework for HTML – XHP – and it was first used on Facebook’s own newsfeed, later becoming an open-source product in May 2013.
The subsequent development of React.js led to the implementation of native Android, iOS, and UWP development capabilities, announced and open-sourced in 2015 – functionality highly regarded and widely accepted by the industry, conceived by React.js author Jordan Walke and then prototyped during Facebook’s internal hackathon.
Today. React.js is arguably one of the most popular front-end libraries, used by many well-known platforms around the world, such as Netflix, Airbnb, Walmart, Facebook, and thousands of others. It is supported by a large community of devoted developers who utilise React.js and its state-of-the-art features for their sophisticated and performance-hungry projects.
In summary, the key features of React.js are:
- Robust and intelligent rendering
- Reusable components and templates
- Dependency management and resolution
- Data relation and binding
WHY CHOOSE REACT.JS?
React.js provides important benefits to web or mobile app solutions:
SIMPLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT
React only deals with the view layer, clearly separating it from full-fledged “heavy” frameworks such as Ember or Angular
By providing a component-based structure, React allows building software like a puzzle – starting with the very smallest pieces, like basic UI elements/controls, building them into larger components, and so on until the highest, overarching component of the app-level is reached.
Equally important, each component has a built-in internal logic, independent of other pieces of the overall puzzle. This enables full reusability of any and all components, enabling very fast software development and ROI, as well as a streamlined, consistent look and feel
React has fully embraced TypeScript, providing developers with sorely-needed tools to validate the correctness of their code with little effort and delay.
At a glance, React’s JSX looks like any other mechanism for creating HTML templates. But there is a crucial difference – JSX integrates very smoothly with TypeScript, supplying developers with assurances about the correctness of their template code very early in the development cycle
React provides capabilities for applications requiring frequent UI updates, those with intense user interaction, and will also serve in any other scenario that requires high-performance rendering. React achieves this by utilising Virtual DOM – a technology that renders updates in memory first, compares it to a previous state, and then calculates the most efficient method of applying identified changes, minimising read-write times.
React also serves as a stepping stone towards adoption of React Native – a technology for writing unified native apps for Android and iOS, as well as Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform. Even if the resulting code is not exactly the same source code for both web and mobile apps, the methodology and the architecture remain the same, thus ensuring a faster development cycle and cost savings along the way.
FRONTIT AND REACT
Our experienced React.JS software engineers are always on the lookout for better and more efficient ways of giving our customers a competitive advantage.
Our experienced team can help you with:
- Development of web applications using React.js, including technical design and UI/UX design
- Development of React.js-based custom components and plugins
- Support and maintenance of legacy React.js solutions
- Migration to React.js technology
- React.js/React Native based mobile application development
WHY CHOOSE US?
Besides providing custom React.js-based development services as well as state-of-the art expertise in complementary technologies and methodologies that enable our customers to benefit from having a full project life cycle covered, FrontIT delivers the full cycle of software development services, from the initial idea to delivery, product maintenance and support services.
The big picture is that our seasoned team is ready to deliver the maximum value for your investments, to serve as a one-stop-shop for every aspect of your project request: requirement specification, design, project management, implementation of custom solutions with the proposed/selected technology, including ahead-of-the-game React.js development services for front end
We invite you to become part of our list of satisfied customers by experiencing the FrontIT-way of delivery and learning why our current customers trust delivery of their business-critical IT initiatives to us.