Continuous development and innovation are expected in the tech and IT industry. Learning new methods and practices keep developers updated and relevant in this fast-paced environment.
Advantages of ReactJS according to Archie Gelonga
In his talk, Archie stated that the revolutionary creation of ReactJS has paved the way to several advantages in developing user interfaces.
In its first release, ReactJS has garnered 96,000 stars from developers in its GitHub repository. It has gathered more than 1,200 active contributors who continuously update the library. Its popularity in the industry just goes to show that it really is effective.
The creation of interactive UIs is less painful when using ReactJS. Developers can design simple views for each state in their project, and ReactJS will update and render the right components as the data changes. Declarative views make the code predictable and easier to debug.
Developers can utilise the components in the library, and they can reuse their components that usually appear on webpages to save time and effort in the development process.
With ReactJS’ memory reconciliation algorithm, the library creates a visual representation of the page via virtual DOM, where it updates the necessary changes first before rendering into the browser.
Easy to learn
ReactJS is not really a framework unlike Vue.js or Angular, but its open access library is consistently used in association with other libraries. This makes ReactJS easier to learn compared to comprehensive libraries similar to its kind.
ReactJS is also advantageous because it is SEO-friendly. Its swift rendering can display even a large amount of components and developers can quickly create UI test cases. Plus, its debugging is easier because there’s a specific chrome extension dedicated to it.
Tips for developers exploring ReactJS
Archie gave out tips for developers who would like to master using ReactJS on their implementations and projects.
He advised reading about it more and studying its documentation. Applying ReactJS on your implementations will greatly improve their mastery of the subject.
“Just like most things, learning ReactJS takes practice. Develop your programs with ReactJS a lot and read the documentation, so you can fully understand the concepts, principles of coding and how it works,” Archie said.
Brown Bag Sessions Playlist
To supplement the learnings and sessions, Flexisource IT Head of Technology Donald Catimbang announced that there would be a video playlist on Brown Bag Sessions. Developers of Flexisource IT can freely access the video library to learn more about the topics discussed in the seminar.