Why Some Developers Prefer Node.js & ReactJS for Application Development

Why Some Developers Prefer Node.JS & React.JS for Application Development #AppDev #Apps

  • Depending on the needs of the application, many developers prefer using JavaScript runtime environments such as Node.js in conjunction with ReactJS to create the high-performing applications businesses need.
  • Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment that is built on Google Chrome’s JavaScript Engine.
  • Applications are written in JavaScript and operate seamlessly in the Node.js runtime environment on Mac OS, Windows and Linux.
  • By using Node.js as a runtime environment for the backend of a web application, JavaScript becomes the primary language for the entire web stack for development purpose.
  • Node.js possesses many attractive features, including a library rich in JavaScript modules, as well as an event-driven and asynchronous model that makes Node.js light and efficient, which is optimal for data intensive real-time applications that need to run flawlessly on different devices.

Developers prefer using JavaScript run-time environments such as Node.JS combined with React.JS to create the high-performing applications businesses need.
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Walmart Open Sources Tool for Over-the-Air React Native Updates — ADTmag

Walmart Open Sources Tool for Over-the-Air React Native Updates   #reactNative

  • WalmartLabs also created Electrode OTA Desktop, a cross-platform app based on the open source Electron framework (not to be confused with Electrode) for easier multiple deployments.
  • With a new open source tool from WalmartLabs, mobile developers using React Native can now bypass Apple’s App Store and do direct over-the-air updates.
  • In the process, the team developed its own homegrown tool for pushing updates directly to apps, and last week open sourced it as Electrode Over The Air (Electrode OTA).
  • (While Electrode OTA works for Android apps also, the WalmartLabs team focuses more on iOS in its blog post and much of its other documentation.)
  • Electrode OTA works with the open source CodePush project developed by Microsoft, which facilitates over-the-air updates for apps built with React Native or Cordova, a cross-platform technology.

With a new open source tool from WalmartLabs, mobile developers using React Native can now bypass Apple’s App Store and do direct over-the-air updates.
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