The most popular React links of 2017

Chris Brandrick
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4 min readDec 20, 2017


Every week Statuscode sends out ⚛️ React Status, an email newsletter focused on all things React and React Native.

Here, we’ve dug through the data to bring you the most popular links shared in 2017. Take a look:

How to Organize a Large React Application and Make It Scale

Jack Franklin | Shared in September’s Issue 55

Jack Franklin describes a set of tips and best practices for creating and organizing React applications in a scalable way.

How to structure components in React?

Bartek Witczak | Shared in October’s Issue 60

“Components are a great abstraction to build both small and big systems. It’s only a case of picking the right solution.”

Writing Scalable React Apps with the Component Folder Pattern

Donavon West | Shared in September’s Issue 52

An approach for turning giant components into bite-sized logical pieces and organizing them logically using the ‘component folder’ pattern.

Seven Reasons to Outlaw React’s Functional Components

Cory House | Shared in October’s Issue 58

Cory House asks if React’s functional components are worth the cost?

Eight Things to Learn in React before using Redux

Robin Wieruch | Shared in July’s Issue 46

What you should know about React before using Redux, focusing on state management and components.

Reactide: A Dedicated IDE for React Development

Shared in March’s Issue 30

This cross-platform desktop app includes a simulator and integrated server for rapid development. It proved popular when we shared it back in March — it now has over 7,000 stars on GitHub.

React State vs. Redux State: When and Why?

Tyler Hoffman | Shared in June’s Issue 40

Even if you choose to use Redux in your project, you will still need to make decisions on how much of your data is stored in Redux.

Five Tips for Working with Redux in Large Applications

AppNexus Engineering | Shared in July’s Issue 44

Some helpful rules and tips to keep Redux manageable.

React Bits: A Compilation of React Patterns and Tips

Vasa | Shared in November’s Issue 63

A variety of React-oriented techniques, tips and tricks broken down into 50 digestible chunks.

How to greatly improve your React app performance

Noam Elboim | Shared in November’s Issue 64

A review of common React performance pitfalls (such as bad shouldComponentUpdate implementations and using events poorly) and how to avoid them.

A few other notable links:

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Chris Brandrick

Editorial Director at Cooperpress | Curator of Switch Weekly

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