Why is React framework so popular?
22nd Nov 2017
Developer Trends | Different Frameworks
In recruitment, we see a lot of trends and jobs in the tech sector that require experience with the latest framework or methodology of the month. When Agile broke into Northern Ireland, every job description asked for the experience with the methodology even though in reality, only a handful of companies actually used the methodology correctly.
React is certainly not the new kid on the block. It can serve as a foundational technology for web applications that developers can build on top of with confidence, knowing that it will not be replaced next month by its hotter cousin. Maybe this is part of the reason it has become more popular again with software houses.
From the developer’s point of view
From the employer’s point of view
According to ThoughtWorks, the reason why employers are switching to the framework is:
So, it seems that React will only grow in popularity for developers and employers alike. The trick will be keeping up with all the support tools and projects. Although the library may change, the core ideas of what makes React so great (one-way data flow, component hierarchies, explicit renders) will remain.
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