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Building Modern Web Applications With ReactJS, HTML5 and JavaScript

Published: 14 April 2016

ID: G00297584

Analyst(s): Brad Dayley


React is generating a buzz with its approach to creating reusable UI components in Web applications. Used correctly, React provides performance and productivity benefits. This assessment helps Web application architects and developers understand React and how best to use it.

Table Of Contents


  • React in a Nutshell
    • Features
    • Adoption
  • Best Practices to Make the Most of Using React
    • Use JSX to Create Efficient Code for React Components
    • Use a Flux Pattern Module for Complex Web Applications Built on React
    • Complement React Capabilities With Third-Party Libraries
    • Using React Components With Other JavaScript Frameworks
    • Use Testing Tools to Improve Quality of React Applications
    • Explore Using React Native to Build Mobile Apps
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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