What is React? And Why do Nearshore Developers Prefer it?
All in all, React is best used as a library for creating user interfaces, a simple alternative to Angular, and a great addition to any coding repertoire.
What React Does
React was developed by a Facebook engineer named Jordan Walke and found its first implementation via the Facebook newsfeed in 2011, and later on Instagram in 2012. The reason Walke and the Facebook team developed React was to increase the capability of developers to drive large web-based applications in a way where data can be modulated without having to reload the page. So when you scan down on your phone, what you see can change fluidly, and endlessly, without having to refresh your browser.
How React Differs
Reuse, Recycle, React
A React feature which makes it ideal for nearshore developers, is that React applications save time and money through the principle of reusability. Using React Native, developers can build applications from scratch, which requires, as you would imagine, quite a bit of writing of original code.
However, because React is built on the principle of reusability, this code can easily be reused to run the same application on iOS, Android, and for the web. This means your nearshore team can fuel in-house development while your in-house team works on an entirely different project, all without losing precious time or money.
Do one thing, and do it well
But it can also be overwhelming to decide which way and which approach to use. With React it’s simple: all it does is focus on the viewer experience: rending your user interface. That’s all. It can fit in with many other frameworks, flexibly and effectively. But on its own it only does one thing, and it does that one thing well.
In today’s world, and especially when working with dispersed teams of nearshore and in-house programmers, that specificity of focus, and promise of excellence, is important and can really come in handy for making your development experience much more effective over the long haul.
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