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Why Do We Even Use React?

  • It’s fast enough for most purposes
  • It’s small enough for most purposes
  • It’s simple enough for most purposes
  • It’s pushed and maintained by a large tech company (Facebook)
  • It was the first to introduce the Virtual DOM (first mover advantage)
  • It allows for the creation of cross-platform mobile apps (with React Native)
  • It has a strong ecosystem
  • It’s what job descriptions are calling for!
  • …and a lot of other reasons.