Facebook’s extensive and open-source library, React, is best used for large web apps development. Detailed below are the latest trending libraries of 2019 so far, related to React JS.
Redux is one of the most popular libraries in front-end development these days. However, many people are confused about what it is and what its benefits are. It’s an application data-flow architecture, rather than a traditional library or a framework like Underscore.js and AngularJS.
Ant Design, a design language for background applications, is refined by Ant UED Team, which aims to uniform the user interface specs for internal background projects, lower the unnecessary cost of design differences and implementation and liberate the resources of design and front-end development.
Ant Design which is specially created for internal desktop applications is committed to improving the experience of users and product designers. User interface designers and user experience designers, collectively, are considered as product designers, and the boundaries of product managers, interaction designers, visual designers, front-end developers, and development engineers are blurred. Taking advantage of unitary specifications, Ant Design makes design and prototype more simple and accessible for all project members, which comprehensively promotes experience and development efficiency of background applications and products.
Blueprint provides you with reusable UI components for building various apps. Essentially, the toolkit was built for desktop solutions. Later, its great capabilities and flexibility allowed implementing it for the web and mobile solutions as well. However, the contributors say it may not cater to all mobile apps’ needs.
Mozaik is a great library for creating lovely dashboards for web applications. It comes with great customization options, as it provides a responsive layout. This means it works great on all platforms, be it on a big screen or on a smartphone.
With Mozaik, there are lots of themes to use with options for the developer to create a personalized theme too. It allows for grid positioning, optimized backend communication and also an option to use more than one dashboard when the need arises.
Elemental UI is a pretty flexible and efficient UI framework for building web applications with great design.
This framework is very similar to the Material UI framework but is much more lightweight. It is a flexible and beautiful CSS UI framework for ReactJS. It’s designed to be installed from npm and built into your project with Browserify or Webpack.
This is a level up from the traditional libraries as we know them. The Gatsby tool allows generating websites on ReactJS and GraphQL faster than with any other web technology.
Most websites use static generators to take the first step towards a high-quality solution. Gatsby allows extending website functionality, seamless maintenance, and support.
Gatsby websites can easily load data from any resources with special plugins. The Gatsby experts say that it makes a significant contribution to performance improvement. Image optimization, lazy-loading, and styles-lining speed up the website automatically, without manual modifications.
One of the most important Gatsby features is that websites require no server to run on. For example, the website can be hosted on Github or Netlify, for free.
The libraries discussed above are very efficient in carrying out their specific functions. The libraries can be used for:
- Designing great user interfaces
- Creating captivating user experiences
- Generating static websites
Each of these libraries described have taken advantage of the features and components of the React JS framework, allowing for an easier experience during development. Check GitHub, for a complete and extensive list of React JS components and Libraries.