You’re deciding which framework you’d like to learn as we get ready to jump into 2021. For most of us, the year 2020 has been a standstill in many aspects, to say the least. While this year has had many ups and downs, I’ve personally used this time in quarantine to expand my knowledge and technical skills in the world of web development. Here are some reasons you should consider learning React.js, and why this little UI library will be one of the most in-demand skills for front end developers as we head into 2021.
React and it’s Ecosystem of Open source and support
React itself doesn’t care about routing, state management, page transitions, animations, etc… Instead, React let’s those solutions evolve naturally within the open-source community. There’s very likely a Git supporting library for any features you want to include in your React app. You have an endless supply of choices to get things done the way you like them.
Once you have a solid understanding of React, you can easily jump into React Native to start building mobile apps. React Native has a slogan which is “learn once, write anywhere”. The neat thing about transitioning from React to React Native is that you can actually re-use a lot of the same functions or features between your browser and mobile device. So instead of learning a whole new language or framework for mobile development, you can actually jump right in with most of the concepts you already obtained from learning regular React. Additionally, React Native allows for cross-platform development so that you can create one app that’s compatible from the start across IOS and Android.
All in all, choosing which framework or library you want to master as we approach the new year is entirely up to the individual, and their needs. React.js will be a solid choice due to its quick learning curve compared to its competitors and its vast support in the open-source community. React will likely continue to grow in its popularity this coming year, and there’s no sign of it slowing down.
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