React has gained considerable popularity of late with more and more companies and development teams turning to it for creating ace user interfaces for single-page applications and more. Of course, there are countless other use cases for this nifty little front-end development resource, enabling the development of high-quality large web applications.

If you need a fast, scalable, and easy-to-use tool, React is your guy. Of course, there are plenty of features, provisions, and functionalities that help developers achieve the desired results. Understandably, it can all get a little tricky sometimes. So, here are some tricks and best practices to keep in mind to achieve the best results.

  1. Keep it small and specific: Anyone who has prior experience with React knows that components can become huge much too quickly. However, experts highly recommend keeping the components small to ensure overall efficiencies. You can use one component per function strategy to make testing the app easier as well as its maintenance. The smaller components are also conducive to the execution of performance optimizations. Hence, they come so highly recommended.
  2. Concise code is better: If there are one thing developers all over the world must know, no matter the programming tool one may be using, it is that the code must always be as condensed as possible. Embracing and adopting this best practice helps prevent your React code from being rendered too complex and thus a challenge to deal with. Instead, one can use the Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY)programming tenet by examining and analyzing the code for any similarities or patterns. If and when one is found, there is a good chance the code is being repeated & that, in turn, means you can do away with the duplicate piece of code. All you will need to do then is simply rewrite the requisite part of the code to make it more succinct.
  3. Reuse, reuse, reuse: Simply put, reusability is your best friend when it comes to using React. Developers must adopt the one function per component rule, i.e. avoid creating a new component every time you need to make use of a function. Instead, if a component already exists for the required function.
    This, in turn, helps development teams avoid a situation where the component is rendered too big and, thus, a Herculean task to maintain. This is why experts recommend that React developers are better off breaking things up into smaller components instead. Plus, reusing components across one development project or even across different programming projects enables high levels of consistency as well.

There is no doubt the market has to offer a literal abundance of front-end frameworks, libraries, and countless other solutions and technologies to enable the development of just the kind of digital solutions businesses need.

However, there is a reason why React remains the top choice for most companies looking to undertake the development of apps with top-class user interfaces and high levels of functionality. Nonetheless, there are certain factors, such as the ones listed above, that one must keep in mind to see to it that your efforts bear the intended results. Or you can simply engage the services of a trusted React development company that can help you strategize and efficiently execute your development project.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software.