Is ReactJS the Right Choice for My Website?

So you’re interested in finding out if ReactJS is the right choice for you, and why you should be using it. If so, you’ve come to the right place – as Calgary’s web development experts, we can guide you through some of the uses and advantages of ReactJS. Though ReactJS was only introduced in 2013, it has quickly become the standard for the development of easy to develop and maintain single page applications. As one of the many tools we use to bring Calgary high quality web development services, we’re intimately familiar with this framework. Read more to learn about ReactJS, and why it can be the right choice for your web development needs.

What is ReactJS?

ReactJS is an open-source JavaScript library. It is a tool for building user interfaces (UIs). It is usually used for single page applications (SPAs), which are applications that dynamically recreate the code on one page rather than starting from scratch by loading a new page, which uses additional resources. ReactJS is commonly used for handling the view layers of any web or mobile applications, allowing you to build seamless SPA and UIs that are dynamic and intuitive.

What are its benefits?

It’s simple, easy to use, and fast.

ReactJS is an intuitive tool with an interface that is easy to learn and understand. As it is understandable with a basic knowledge of CSS and HTML, it’s easier to approach than other frameworks which have a domain specific language.

Scalable and Efficient DOMs

ReactJS allows for ease of scalability. It draws on a virtual database of document object models (DOMs) that are simple and don’t have big network of dependencies. This lack of dependencies means that these DOM and UI components are re-usable. It also makes it easy to build or scale to a high load or large set application. The framework prevents bottlenecks down the tree of DOMs. To prevent the small changes that have large effects, ReactJS uses a virtual DOM library. This allows for dynamic solutions and integration when changing or scaling the application. It applies all changes to the virtual DOM to ensure that they are applicable before later applying the changes to the real DOM. It also ensures that minimum time and resources are consumed when applying these changes.

The process of first applying changes to the virtual DOM to ensure compatibility allows DOMs to scale easily from small set to large set databases, whether they’re being scaled up or scaled out. It also means a better, faster, smoother experience for users. The changes affect performance less, so on the front-end the user will enjoy a more fluid experience with your application.

Reusable Components

These reusable components are a major advantage to using ReactJS. You can easily use existing UI components, and then move on to creating wrapper components that follow internal logic specific to your application. This makes it easier to define and manipulate objects used in your application. The reusable components allow you to take components that already exist and implement them, creating consistency across applications and making it easier to maintain the code.

Pre-existing components mean that components will likely already meet coding standards, and be easy to integrate into development. Because the components lack complex dependencies, issues and broken coding can be easily found without causing issues throughout the rest of the application.

SEO Friendly

One of the features we like is that this framework is also SEO friendly. Its virtual DOM library means that it encounters fewer JavaScript rendering issues on search engines. If any issues arise, ReactJS reacts to them efficiently, so your page will still be easy to find.

We hope this overview of the advantages of ReactJS has given you a peek into why it is one of the most efficient and easy-to-use web frameworks available. ReactJS is convenient, dynamic, SEO friendly, and allows for consistency of code and easy maintenance. This is one of the many tools we use to bring you and our many clients throughout Calgary and across Canada a high quality web development experience. Contact us to find out more about how ReactJS is the right choice for your web site, or to find out more about the services we offer.