Into React.js


React

A JavaScript library for building user interfaces

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Declarative

React makes it painless to create interactive UIs. Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently update and render just the right components when your data changes.

Declarative views make your code more predictable and easier to debug.

Component-Based

Build encapsulated components that manage their own state, then compose them to make complex UIs.

Since component logic is written in JavaScript instead of templates, you can easily pass rich data through your app and keep state out of the DOM.

Learn Once, Write Anywhere

We don’t make assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, so you can develop new features in React without rewriting existing code.

React can also render on the server using Node and power mobile apps using React Native.

Build native mobile apps using JavaScript and React

React Native lets you build mobile apps using only JavaScript. It uses the same design as React, letting you compose a rich mobile UI from declarative components.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { Text, View } from 'react-native';

class WhyReactNativeIsSoGreat extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <View>
        <Text>
          If you like React on the web, you'll like React Native.
        </Text>
        <Text>
          You just use native components like 'View' and 'Text',
          instead of web components like 'div' and 'span'.
        </Text>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

A React Native app is a real mobile app

With React Native, you don’t build a “mobile web app”, an “HTML5 app”, or a “hybrid app”. You build a real mobile app that’s indistinguishable from an app built using Objective-C or Java. React Native uses the same fundamental UI building blocks as regular iOS and Android apps. You just put those building blocks together using JavaScript and React.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { Image, ScrollView, Text } from 'react-native';

class AwkwardScrollingImageWithText extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <ScrollView>
        <Image
          source={{uri: 'https://i.chzbgr.com/full/7345954048/h7E2C65F9/'}}
          style={{width: 320, height:180}}
        />
        <Text>
          On iOS, a React Native ScrollView uses a native UIScrollView.
          On Android, it uses a native ScrollView.

          On iOS, a React Native Image uses a native UIImageView.
          On Android, it uses a native ImageView.

          React Native wraps the fundamental native components, giving you
          the performance of a native app, plus the clean design of React.
        </Text>
      </ScrollView>
    );
  }
}

Don’t waste time recompiling

React Native lets you build your app faster. Instead of recompiling, you can reload your app instantly. With Hot Reloading, you can even run new code while retaining your application state. Give it a try – it’s a magical experience.

Use native code when you need to

React Native combines smoothly with components written in Objective-C, Java, or Swift. It’s simple to drop down to native code if you need to optimize a few aspects of your application. It’s also easy to build part of your app in React Native, and part of your app using native code directly – that’s how the Facebook app works.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { Text, View } from 'react-native';
import { TheGreatestComponentInTheWorld } from './your-native-code';

class SomethingFast extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <View>
        <TheGreatestComponentInTheWorld />
        <Text>
          TheGreatestComponentInTheWorld could use native Objective-C,
          Java, or Swift - the product development process is the same.
        </Text>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

Who’s using React Native?

Thousands of apps are using React Native, from established Fortune 500 companies to hot new startups. If you’re curious to see what can be accomplished with React Native, check out these apps!

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