React State: The Best Tool for Enterprise Applications

By  Maham Qasim

November 10, 2021 1:02 pm EST

In the world of software development, UI frameworks are growing to be a must. React State is one of the many tools that are a part of React’s feature set. It is the most powerful one because it allows developers to manage the app state more efficiently. 

What Makes React State Different From Vue?

Let’s look at what makes React unique from other frameworks, like Angular and Vue.

React is a great tool for building user interfaces, but it’s important to note that it’s not a complete framework. It only provides three things:

  • A component-based UI library 
  • A set of APIs for rendering & maintaining views 
  • A declarative, efficient, and flexible virtual DOM

So, we need to use the right tools and frameworks with React to build a complete app.

Vue vs React:

Both Vue and React can be used for front-end development, and both can create reusable UI components.

Vue is similar to React in terms of features. Both are component-based, derive their State from the properties passed within them and support JSX out of the box. There are also many other similarities between these two libraries that make them look almost identical regarding functionality, usage, and strength. If we have to highlight one feature where Vue stands out from React, it is the way Vue offers more flexibility through its templates. 

It offers us the ability to write HTML-like templates for rendering components more simply. But the most important reason why developers choose Vue over React is that it’s much easier to learn and use.

Why Should You Choose a React State?

When it comes to building UI components, there is no shortage of options available out there.

Since React was developed by Facebook and Instagram engineers, we consider it a more stable library. As mentioned above, React isn’t a framework– it’s a library that can be used for building UI components.

Easy To Use

If you know how to use JavaScript, then learning React will be a breeze for you. It’s simple to grasp and can be learned in a day– that’s how easy it is! 

Because of its simplicity, React allows developers to jump right into coding; they don’t have to worry about learning any advanced tools.

Highly Scalable

React State is highly scalable. It can handle various applications, from the most simple website to a huge enterprise project with thousands of components. 

Data Flow

React allows developers control over how data flows through the app. It is unidirectional– this means that data always flows in one direction: from parent to child nodes.

Accurate Debugging

React has a very accurate debugging tool. It tells you exactly what’s happening inside your app, which means that tracking errors or bugs are as simple as possible. 

State Management

React State is excellent for state management. If you have a global mutable variable in your app, it can easily be accessed by every component of the webpage.

Application Testing

React State makes testing applications easy. It can simulate user interactions by simply firing events that mimic user actions– click events, for instance. 

These events are dispatched in a component’s lifecycle– if you’re familiar with AngularJS, then know that these are similar to $scope.$apply(). On the other hand, React also provides tools for testing your app’s rendering performance.

How To Use React State?

If you are planning to build an enterprise application with React, then you need to configure the Redux library (which includes React State) first because it offers a good number of benefits for managing your application state. Let’s look at how you can use it:

Once Redux has been configured properly, you will be able to access the state object within your React Component using this. State.

To perform any operations with the state object, call a function within the class and pass in the required data as an argument:

         this.setState({ message: ‘Hello World!’ });

To access the state object of your parent component, use these props:

     console.log(this.props.message); // prints “Hello World!”

There is no need for using other framework libraries like Redux because the state object of a React Component is automatically updated with changes in props.

Maham Qasim

Maham is a copywriter and content creator who's always been drawn to the idea that there's more than one way of getting things done. Her writing career can be thought of as just another side hustle for her; when she isn't crafting content or reading Oscar Wilde, Maham often strategizes about how best to reach out with an engaging voice in this ever changing marketplace!

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