Installation and Facts of React


What is React?

Originally developed for Facebook, React is a JavaScript library that builds user interfaces for single-page applications by dividing UI into components. Its popularity as a front-end web development tool is rising.
React is created by Facebook .
React is a (UI) library .
React created UI components by classes and function.
The Best Part you can ” reuse “ these components by importing classes or calling function.

By official Documentation

React is a declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It lets you compose complex UIs from small and isolated pieces of code called “components”.

Before Continuing..

“If you want to work with ReactJS, you need to have knowledge of JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS for proper and fast understanding.”

Facts About React

Original author(s) : Jordan Walke
Developer(s) : Facebook and communityWritten in : JavaScript
Current version : 16.13.1Repository : React Repository
Current version : 16.13.1License : MIT License
First Version : 0.3.0Website :

React is a new technology when compared with other technologies in the market. It came into existence in 2011, when Jordan Walke, a software engineer at Facebook created the library. React is influenced by the likes of XHP which is a simple HTML component framework for PHP. The first use case of React was in Facebook’s newsfeed in 2011. Later on, it is picked up by Instagram to use it in their system. With time, React grew, and Facebook decided to make it open source in May 2013 at JSConf US. In 2015 JSConf, React Native was announced which enabled easy development with Android and iOS deveopment. In the same year, React Native was open-sourced to help it grow.

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