Welcome to the series of articles about React Native. This is the first article of the React Native series with the basic information. Why is it worth choosing for your application or maybe it is not? What can we create using React Native?
And then, after the basic information, you will get a detailed explanation of how to instal the first app in React Native and add plugins with code examples. In other words - will give a decent dose of concrete React Native lifehacks about React Native for beginners. But first things first - let’s start from the general info.
So what is React Native?
Advantages of React Native
React Native provides components for formats like text, images, links, animations, clipboards etc. These components make the process of development faster. The «Hot Reloading» feature also saves a lot of time for developers. Thanks to this possibility, the application is reloaded every time the JS file is saved, so UI development, testing and bug fixing processes are more optimised with React Native.
The application created with the help of React Native feels and looks completely native on every platform. You will not find any difference between native applications and cross-platform React app!
Why React Native could be not the best choice?
React Native is still new
React is on the active development stage now and it develops fast - it is much younger than other traditional Android and iOS development languages. As you noticed, guys from Frontend News podcast regularly talk about React releases and updates. React does not completely support all native features and libraries, but skilled developers can always deal with that.
Complicated to learn
React can be very challenging for beginners. But no worries - the next article would help you with that.
That’s enough for the basics. Wait for the code heavy artillery! See you.
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