What is the difference between React.js and React Native?
Below is an overview of the business advantages of working with both React.js and React Native. It should give you a fair idea of their respective strengths and what makes them different.
Remember, React.js is just the V part of the MVC framework, a library meant for rendering your views.
Business advantages while working with React:
- DOM (document object model) is a viewing agreement on data inputs and outputs. React’s virtual DOM is faster than the conventional full refresh model, since the virtual DOM refreshes only parts of the page. The interesting part is, the team at Facebook wasn’t aware that partially refreshing a page would prove faster. Facebook was just looking for a way to reduce their re-build time, and partial DOM refresh was just a happy consequence. This increases performance and faster programming.
- You can reuse code components in React JS, saving you a lot of time.
- The rendering of your pages completely, from the server to the browser will improve the SEO of your web app.
- It improves the debugging speed making your developer’s life easier.
- Even to those unfamiliar with React, it is easily readable.Many frameworks require you to learn an extensive list of concepts which are only useful within the framework. React strives to do the opposite.
Business advantages of using React Native:
- React Native comes with Native Modules and Native components that improve performance. Unlike Cordova, PhoneGap, and other cross-platform frameworks that render code via WebView, React Native renders certain code components with native API’s.
- React Native comes with all the advantages that React.js brought you. React.js focuses on a better UI, so those benefits remain.
- You don’t have to build the same application for iOS and Android, separately as React Native allows your developers to reuse the common logic layer.
- React Native’s component-based structure allows developers to build apps with a more agile, web-style approach to development than most hybrid frameworks, and without any web at all.
- No need to overhaul your old app. All you have to do is add React Native UI components into your existing app’s code, without having to rewrite.
- Native app development usually means inefficiency, slower time to deployment, and less developer productivity. React Native is all about bringing high speed, responsiveness, and agility of web app development along with effectual processing and best user experience to the hybrid space, to provide your users with a native app experience.
Bottom line, React is ideal for building dynamic, high performing, responsive UI for your web interfaces, while React Native is meant to give your mobile apps a truly native feel.