Nicolas Thiry

React.js

Released in 2013 by Facebook, React is a Javascript Library for building user interfaces. People use React as the V of MVC which abstracts away the DOM from you, giving a simpler programming model and better performance. Facebook highlights React with 3 main concepts:

  • Just the UI: Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
  • Virtual DOM: React abstracts away the DOM from you, giving a simpler programming model and better performance. React can also render on the server using Node, and it can power native apps using React Native.
  • Data flow: React implements one-way reactive data flow which reduces boilerplate and is easier to reason about than traditional data binding.

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