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Building Modern Web Apps With ReactJS, HTML5 and JavaScript

Published: 01 November 2017

ID: G00342573

Analyst(s): Brad Dayley

Summary

Digital business demands increase the need for innovative and flexible web and mobile apps. This assessment helps technical professionals responsible for web and mobile app architecture understand how React's performance and productivity benefits help satisfy those needs.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • React in a Nutshell
    • React's Virtual DOM
    • Nonprescriptive Nature
    • Reviewing the React v.16 Major Release and License Changes
    • Features
    • Community Support
  • Best Practices to Make the Most of Using React
    • Use JSX to Create Efficient Code for React Components
    • Use a State Management Module for Complex Web Applications Built on React
    • Complement React Capabilities With Third-Party Libraries
    • Implement React With Web Components Properly
    • Use Caution When Implementing React With Other JavaScript Frameworks
    • Use Testing Tools to Improve the Quality of React Applications
    • Leverage React Skills and React Native to Build Mobile Apps
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

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