What Is React JS? Quick Overview In 200 Words


October 26, 2019


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React, aka ReactJS or React.js, is a popular JavaScript library.

Developed by Facebook, it’s widely used in front-end development to build attractive, interactive, and engaging user interfaces.

React was created by Jordan Walke, from Facebook and open-sourced in May 2013.

It’s widely used in websites and especially single-page applications for building highly-interactive UIs.

Remarkable Features:

  • Use of JSX – XML like syntax for component rendering
  • Virtual DOM – only update and render that has changed
  • Declarative, stateful components for faster, effortless UI creation


Why React?

  • Easy-to-use and learn
  • One-way data binding
  • High performance
  • easy to debug and test
  • Simple, secure, and engaging UIs in lesser time

Requirements of React Developers are on the rise following its popularity to build UIs easily and quickly.

React skills have become important for developers just like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It is one of the most powerful UI libraries and backed by a strong community.

React is used by Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Twitter, Udemy, Paypal, Reddit, Tumblr, Walmart and many more.

React is often compared with Angular and Vue.js.

Well-structured life-cycle, use of DOM, and component-based approach makes it one of the mostly-discussed modern age JavaScript library.


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