Why Do Developers Now Compare Vue.js to JavaScript Giants Angular and React?

  • It was 2016 when Vue.js rose to fame and gained so much traction that it’s now seen as an alternative for even well established JavaScript libraries, such as Angular and React.
  • Since Angular belongs to search engine giant Google and React comes from social media behemoth Facebook, developers still trust and use those libraries more than Vue.js.
  • This blog attempts to shed light on why there is a growing belief among developers that Vue.js is set to become the top JavaScript library, leaving behind Angular and React.
  • The reason many developers are turning to Vue is that it addresses the issues of React and Angular.
  • But, one must not forget that Angular and React are still very big names in the JavaScript world, whereas Vue has just begun to rise.

Vue.js, an MIT-licensed open source project, is a JavaScript library for building web interfaces. The library was first released in 2013, but not many developers took cognizance of it in web framework technology for the next two years. It was 2016 wh
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Getting Started with Expo React Native and Styled Components using a Netflix Clone example

  • For me it opens it up in Sublime Text Editor, but since I prefer to use WebStorm, I just manually find where the project was created and open the project using WebStorm.Your initial project structure should look something like this:Lets create the basic outline of this project, I like to structure my project by putting everything in a ‘src’ folder and then splitting it up from there.Create a ‘src’ folder and create a ‘components’ directory with a ‘common’, ‘navigation’, and ‘screens’ subdirectories.
  • I also use this file to store any other common styling attributes such as font sizes, and padding/margin lengths.You will also need to grab some images and put them in your /assets directory or you can use the ones that I picked out in here: grab the Netflix logo icon and put it under assets/icons directory: project directory structure should look something like this:I like to make my imports look clean, so I would recommend that you install the babel plugin `babel-plugin-module-alias`.
  • babelrc file, (located in your root project directory) you will need to add the module-resolver field and since we’re having all our files in the /src directory, you need to set the root to src .
  • babelrc file should look like this:Now lets install react-navigation and styled-components by going into the terminal and navigating to the root project directory, and type in `npm install react-navigation — save“npm install Constants and Dummy DataIn our constants/styles.
  • js like so:In your we can now use our HomeScreen and ShowDetailsScreen in the StackNavigator config, like so:Now lets go back to our App.js file, and create a DrawerNavigator with the HomeStackNavigator as it’s initial route in the drawerRouterConfigNow hopefully if everything works, you should be able to load up the iOS simulator and you should see something like this:All the code is has been a really great tool to bootstrap my react native projects and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to quickly get started with React Native.

In your /src/components/navigation/home-stack-navigator.js , we can now use our HomeScreen and ShowDetailsScreen in the StackNavigator config, like so: Now lets go back to our App.js file, and create…
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Butter Smooth Scrolling Animations in React Native – NativeBase.io Blog

  • Using Native Driver for AnimationsWhen working with animations in React Native, it is easy to run into performance issues, especially if your app involves complex animations.The Animated API was designed with a very important constraint in mind: it is serialisable.
  • This means we can send everything about the animation to the native layer before it has even started and allows native code to perform the animation on the UI thread without having to go through the bridge on every frame.Now we are talking!It is very useful because once the animation has started, the JS thread can be blocked and the animation will still run smoothly.When creating an Animation in React Native, you could create an Animated.Value and change this value to update some transforms in your UI components.
  • Or you may also update an Animated value by connecting it to an event of a View using Animated.event.However, most of the work happens on the JavaScript thread.
  • If it is blocked, the animation will skip frames.
  • It also needs to go from the JavaScript to Native layer on every frame to update native views.What the native driver does is move all of these steps to native.Since Animated produces a graph of animated nodes, it can be serialized and sent to native only once when the animation starts, eliminating the need to callback into the JS thread; the native code can take care of updating the views directly on the UI thread on every frame.How to embed this native driver in your app is covered in the coming section.

Jasbir singh has been working on creating smooth animation effects that are hooked up to scroll events in React Native. Here is a brief explanation from Jasbir on it. This article shares some of the…
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React Native and ReactJS – Ahmed Mahmoud – Medium

React Native and ReactJS  #react #frontenddevelopment #webdevelopment #reactjs #reactjs

  • React Native and ReactJSThey’re not quite the sameReact Native is a framework that lets you build mobile apps for different platforms using only javascript, even few contributors customized it to build desktop apps (Mac and Windows).
  • It’s quite similar to ReactJS in a way, however there are some differences between React Native and ReactJS.Is a framework:React Native is a framework, but ReactJS is a JS library.
  • Meaning, for ReactJS you’ll need a bundler like webpack and then you’ll figure out which modules you’ll need for the project, on the other hand, you won’t need any bundler or any other tools to bootstrap your project, only react-native-cli.
  • Doesn’t have HTML:In React Native, you won’t have html elements, you’ll have instead alternative components that work in a similar way, and they map to actual IOS and Android UI components that renders on the app.Because you’re not rendering HTML, you can’t use any ReactJS library that renders HTML, but you most probably will find alternative React Native libraries here.CSS only in JS:In React Native, styling is only done in JS, and it’s not exactly CSS, and it doesn’t always behave like it, nevertheless it looks pretty much like CSS.No CSS Animations:In React Native, you don’t have CSS Animations, the recommended way to animate a component is using Animated API.Developer tools for Code, not for UI:You still can use the same Chrome DevTools to debug your app, also you can use Redux DevTools to inspect the state of your app, but still you can’t inspect the UI with Chrome DevTools, you’ll have to use the platform native inspector (XCode/Android studio).
  • Tools:XCode (for IOS)Andriod Studio (for Andriod)Device (if you don’t want to run the app only on simulators)Here’s a React Native crash course that’ll help you get started really quickly.

React Native is a framework that lets you build mobile apps for different platforms using only javascript, even few contributors customized it to build desktop apps (Mac and Windows). It’s been…
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10 Amazing Apps that are Built using React Native

10 amazing #mobileapps that are built using #ReactNative.

  • Before team Bloomberg adopted React Native for their mobile app development, they had to spend significant time in developing and updating the versions of iOS and Android app individually.
  • Although React Native covers a small part of this app, it adds a significant experience for the users in terms of UI and UX.
  • Their iOS and Android apps share 98% of the code, which is an amazing example of how React Native can help in cross-platform app development.
  • The examples shared above elucidates that React Native has got potential for mobile app development, with any scale, any idea, with any type of content.
  • If you too have an app idea that this amazing technology can do justice to, check out more about our React Native development services.

React Native use modern web techniques for mobile app development. Here is a list of 10 amazing apps that are built using React Native technology.
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Animate React Native UI Elements

Animate React Native UI Elements course by @browniefed #react

  • In this course we will learn and demonstrate the basic concepts of the React Native Animated API.
  • We’ll use Animated calls like and to animate style properties, and learn how to combine animations to create more complex effects.
  • We’ll learn about more advanced interactions like animations with touch events, interpolation, and flip animations.
  • The ultimate goal is to gain an understanding of how to animate React Native Views, how you can apply them to many different types of styles, and how to enhance the experience in your application.

In this course we will learn and demonstrate the basic concepts of the React Native Animated API. We’ll use Animated calls like timing and spring to animate style properties, and learn how to combine animations to create more complex effects. We’ll learn about more advanced interactions like animations with touch events, interpolation, and flip animations. The ultimate goal is to gain an understanding of how to animate React Native Views, how you can apply them to many different types of styles, and how to enhance the experience in your application.

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