Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. — Edsger W. Dijkstra
React, The Pattern Library: React in essence uses design patterns making it easy to write superior performing code where there is no need for DOM structures. Further it precludes the need for a number of dependencies like jQuery, eventually reducing size of deployed code.
Code Reuse: React has unique capability to enhance performance as well as fully managed rendering lifecycle for components assisting developers improve the code reusability. By making the creation, distribution, and consumption of isolated reusable components more straightforward, developers are better able to save time by using and creating common abstraction.
React and SEO: React is designed with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in mind. It can render either on Client or Server side using Node.
React Code, easier to follow: Most understood paradigm of MVC is Model represents data and View represents User Interface. In React, data only flows in one direction that makes views much more understandable. In other traditional frameworks, data and view are intertwined in such a way that if either one of them is changed, it will have a cascading effect. Not with React.
Atomic Components: A component, React’s fundamental abstraction takes in data an argument and outputs a representation of the DOM with no additional side effects. By eliminating dependency on consuming and/or creating state stored in the DOM, these components are both more atomic and for sure more testable.
In our next React article, we will showcase how to configure React in your environment and develop a simple application, stay tuned!