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5 Benefits of Coding with React Native

5 Benefits of Coding with React Native

React Native was first introduced by Facebook in 2013. It is a programming language that allows developers to build cross-platform mobile applications using JavaScript. This particular framework comes with many tools that are best for web developers.

Furthermore, it has brought a style to UI development that hinges on a modest idea. As per React Native, UI is a function of data and if that data changes, UI must also change. With React-Native it is possible to develop an application once and deploy it on both iOS and Android. React Native allows developers to see their code and incorporate on real mobile screens at the same time. Some of the benefits of React Native are outlined below:   

Community-driven

The development of the React Native framework, responding to the need of the developer community, combined the advantages of mobile app development with the power and agility of the native React environment.

There are substantial advantages to using such a community-driven environment like the availability of a huge team of enthusiastic JavaScript and Native developers keen to share their knowledge and expertise and huge catalogues of freely available components.

If you choose React Native for developing a mobile app, you do not have to be concerned about the framework falling behind in terms of improvements in mobile software. React Native is consistently improving, so one can always be assured of having the application built on the best of technologies.

 

Maximum code reuse & cost saving

By using React Native, one can deploy the same code on iOS as well as on Android. This saves a lot of development time and cost. Ideally, this will cut the development effort by half. While in practice, the cost saving will be a little lower but it will make the investment worth your while. As per the recent studies, about 90% of the code can be reused between Android and iOS, but it would be wise to calculate some extra time for practical alterations as well.

 

Live reload

React Native allows you to create powerful mobile applications with additional feature like ‘live reload’, enabling you to immediately see the result of the latest change that you have made to the code. If you have two windows opened – one containing the code and the other showing a mobile screen as a result of the code – you can immediately see the effect of what you have changed in one screen, or on the other screen.

 

Strong performance for mobile environments

The React Native architecture is very well tuned to mobile devices and they are relatively faster than Native apps. It makes use of the Graphics Processing Unit, while native platforms make use of Central Processing Unit.  

 

Modular and intuitive architecture similar to React

The modular and intuitive interface makes it easy for other developers to delve into someone else’s project and build upon it. This surges the flexibility within a development team and makes it easier to create updates and upgrades to web applications. Also, testers will need less time to understand the programming logic and build appropriate testing setups.

Benefits of Coding with React Native can be further extended from web to mobile and vice versa. These merits are worth considering before kicking off with React Native.

 

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