React was created by Jordan Walke, a software engineer at Facebook. He was influenced by Angular and XHP, an HTML component framework for PHP. It was first deployed on Facebook’s newsfeed in 2011 and later on Instagram.com in 2012. It was open-sourced at JSConf US in May 2013.
Lightweight DOM For Better Performance
React embraces a lightweight implementation of the events system and DOM. It doesn’t use the browser, but allows one to manipulate DOM version stored in the memory. This certainly delivers fast and effective performance as using virtual DOM in react does not need complete data rendering.
Easy Learning Curve
The straightforward API of React framework makes it very easy for one to get started. You can kick start development of this framework with its simplified programming approach. There is no need to make painstaking efforts in learning complicated concepts, you can create a desired interface design by using a suitable API.
A notable feature is the use of a “virtual Document Object Model”, or “virtual DOM”. React creates an in-memory data structure cache, computes the resulting differences, and then updates the browser’s displayed DOM efficiently.This allows the programmer to write code as if the entire page is rendered on each change, while the React libraries only render sub components that actually change.
Components Support And Little Dependencies
Moreover, the React framework also offers a module named as “commonjs” that facilitates one to install via npm with ease.
A desired interface can be created in a relatively easy manner
React offers a more scrutinized approach to design an interface.
Nested View You can easily use the nested elements in React. It can be accomplished by including a reference to the child class within the render method of the parent class. The method is much simpler, cleaner and easier than working in the same with Angular framework.
The following popular websites are known to be using React
• Facebook (Partially)
• Instagram (Completely)
• Khan Academy (Partially)
• Codecademy (Partially)
• New York Times (Partially)
• Yahoo Mail (Completely)
• Dropbox’s new photo and video gallery app Carousel (Completely)