One of the crucial point within the development cycle is making the changes; in case of the web developments you can roll out changes by refreshing your browser and get almost an immediate feedback. But with mobile development, you require a full build and deploy the code-cycle each time to implement the changes.
With React Native it is not necessary to re-compile the entire rebuilt application every time you make a change, simply choose Cmd+R and refresh, like refreshing the browser to reflect the changes saving a lot of re-compilation time.
Building over React Native, you don’t have to use a different library for object creation. You employ the same file on the client as well as the server side. This is important for performance improvement. Actually, you can first render the static version of the pages using the server-side, which is faster and SEO friendly too, and then enable the UI updates by using React Native on the client-side.
Whenever you need to build an application using React Native Framework, you need to build a UI that looks and feels native. Hence, some of the UI code should be written according to the platform’s best practices and standards. However, there will always be some basic UI code that can be shared together with all the logic. Having the capacity to share the code is in good interest for many reasons like better usage of human resources, less code to maintain, less possibility of bugs and many more.
When you build applications using React Native, your UI is more predictable and easier to understand since it has a declarative API instead of a basic one. The difference between these methodologies is that when you have an application that has diverse states, you usually need to monitor every change in the UI and modify them. This can become a complicated and very tedious task. If you use React Native, you simply need to consider only the current UI state without keeping track of the older ones.
The developers conduct testing every time when some change is made in the code written. To visualize these changes, the app requires compilation and installation in either a simulator or a real device. But not with React Native; it removes the need for recompilation of the application each time a change has been made. All that is required to see changes implemented in the code, is to refresh the app in the simulator, emulator, or device.
WRITTEN BY: Atman Rathod
Atman Rathod is the Founding Director at CMARIX Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., a leading web and mobile app development company with 17+ years of experience. Having…
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