Mike Grabowski: Compared to its alternatives, React is what makes React Native shine

.@Grabbou: Compared to its alternatives, #ReactJS is what makes React Native shine

  • We have special weekly meetings of every open source project team which makes it easy to join any time.
  • We plan to make it public at some point, so that it’s not only transparent for folks what we are up to, but also easy to join and help us deliver for better tomorrow.Does the focus on modern technology stack help Callstack acquire more clients?It is just one of the…
  • What they are looking for is to solve specific problems that they have, and right now, the best answer to this problem is: Use React Native.What’s the best use case for choosing React Native over fully native applications?If you have an app that’s already written in React and looking into…
  • There are hundreds of other, perfectly legitimate use cases, to go with React Native.Have you experienced React license issues bothering your clients?No.What do you think is the future web and mobile development?That really depends on vendors.
  • I am paying attention to the way Kotlin evolves on other platforms as well as Flutter, that unlike React Native, uses its own rendering engine and compiles ahead of time.Are you excited about speaking at React Day Berlin?Yeah, totally!

Because Mike is going to speak about animation in React Native at React Day Berlin on December 2, we asked him a couple of questions about his experience with the technology and his current position…
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⚛️ 🚀 Introducing React-Static — A progressive static-site framework for React!

  • How well that static site performs and how easily you can build that site is another story.ProsVery easy to get startedWell documentedConsSubpar developer experience for static functionality no hot-reloadingLarge per-page JS bundles, resulting in a lot of unnecessary duplicate code being downloaded.Difficult root component customizationDestructive routing.
  • We also knew that we needed to ditch built-in proprietary connectors ASAP; being able to get your data from anywhere is important, but the ability to use and access that data in your site is paramount.Most importantly, we needed a tool that would allow us to build things like an…
  • It’s insanely fast, touts fantastic SEO capabilities, and is probably the most React-friendly static-site library on the internet.Let’s get to it.How does it work?react-static starts by exporting a single JS bundle, which includes every template for your entire site.
  • To connect a component to this data, you use a convenient HOC called getRouteProps.The HTML files generated by react-static ensure that pages load instantly and are optimized for SEO.Once the page is loaded, your site invisibly and instantly transitions to your react app.At this point, navigating around your app will…
  • You’ve worked hard enough producing and organizing all of the data for your website, so the last thing you need is some superfluous GraphQL layer or custom component lifecycle lodging itself between your data and your pages.

At Nozzle.io, we take SEO, site performance, and user/developer experience very seriously. Over the last year, we’ve launched many sites using different static site tools that claim to solve these…
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How come React Native is so Native? – Quovantis – Medium

How come React Native is so Native?  #ReactJS

  • This sphere keeps the native feel intact so that it’s hard to tell whether the app is written in native language or React Native.JavaScript SphereIt contains JavaScript code that runs on the separate thread.
  • Well, let’s take a glance at how this wisely designed component works- Any user interaction/event is detected in Native Sphere and it’s straight away passed on to JavaScript sphere via bridge for processing.
  • When it’s done, it serializes the data and sends it back to native sphere via bridge for view rendering.Any pass over the bridge (call from Native to Javascript or from Javascript to Native ) brings down the performance graph.
  • As I mentioned earlier that any activity in JavaScript sphere does not hamper user experience, asynchronous calls make React Native apps highly performant.Serialization- Any communication over the bridge includes exchange of serializable messages.
  • Another sphere will have to keep waiting for the access thereby hampering its seamless code execution.Batch Processing- Under the veil, JavaScript code gets translated into native code after the pass over the bridge.

Before diving into the pool of React Native, I was curious to know how this thing really works under the hood. After all, developers can’t stand any black box and seeing through any abstraction is…
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Writing Easily Testable Code with Stateless Components in React.js

Writing Easily Testable Code with Stateless Components in #React.JS  #javascript #testing

  • The use of Stateless Functional Components (a.k.a. “pure” or “dumb” components) in React.js continues to grow since first it was released in React 0.14, and for good reasons.
  • By relying on pure components, developers end up writing reusable code that’s extremely easy to test, which leads to better application architecture.
  • Personally, I like the term “pure component” because it’s indicative of what the code really is — a pure function sprinkled with some JSX.
  • In addition to these benefits, pure components also make it extremely easy to test code with any crazy props that you wish.
  • As we just saw, the code for functional components provides us awesome intel for everything we need to know in order to write effective tests.

Functional Stateless Components provides clean syntax that allows us to write more declarative code. We will look at stateless components and finish up with some unit tests in this article.
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Writing Easily Testable Code with Stateless Components in React.js

  • The use of Stateless Functional Components (a.k.a. “pure” or “dumb” components) in React.js continues to grow since first it was released in React 0.14, and for good reasons.
  • By relying on pure components, developers end up writing reusable code that’s extremely easy to test, which leads to better application architecture.
  • Personally, I like the term “pure component” because it’s indicative of what the code really is — a pure function sprinkled with some JSX.
  • In addition to these benefits, pure components also make it extremely easy to test code with any crazy props that you wish.
  • As we just saw, the code for functional components provides us awesome intel for everything we need to know in order to write effective tests.

Functional Stateless Components provides clean syntax that allows us to write more declarative code. We will look at stateless components and finish up with some unit tests in this article.
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Stack Overflow: ReactJS and Docker in great demand, Go not so much

#ReactJS And #Docker In Great Demand, Go Not So Much  #javascript #containers #DevOps

  • Yes, knowing how to use ReactJS, Docker, Ansible and Apache Spark will help you find a job faster but if WordPress is on your list of skills, you shouldn’t get your hopes up too high.
  • Developers who know their way around the cloud (back end) or have iOS, Android or DBA (MySQL) skills are in luck; these areas are all hungry for qualified candidates.
  • There are a lot of developers with WordPress skills and not enough companies that need them.
  • Although specialization is important, as John Z. Sonmez, author of Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual wrote in an article for JAXenter, developers should have a wide variety of skills.
  • However, you also need to understand that your coding skills are just the beginning of what most companies are looking for in a programming recruit.

Stack Overflow looked at targeting options for employers on Stack Overflow Jobs used by 200+ companies since early 2015.
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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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