React – a sweet new javascript ui library

Just had a short run-thru of the tutorial for the React library by Facebook/Instagram.

I’m really liking the declarative approach. It’s nice and clean.

Going thru the tutorial, things felt very straightforward, sensible and apparent.

And, the docs are great!

It claims “ultra-high performance” due to it’s virtual DOM diff implementation, which is very interesting for anyone who’s has run into performance issues when working with complex & large dataset client side applications.

Hopefully JSX syntax highlighting comes to Sublime Text soon.

I’m definitely keeping an eye on this project. It looks likely to become my preferred javascript UI framework in the near future.

React homepage or github


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