An architectural framework developed by Facebook
The cross-platform mobile development framework was announced at React.js conf 2015. Since then, React Native has come a long way in which the programming language was extensively used by developers to unleash their skill sets into the world of mobile development.
Facebook launched the React Native with a vision of transforming the user interface development process with its core set of cross-platform UI primitives, and its popular declarative rendering pattern. With its immense success and name, React Native became the13th most popular open source project on Github.
Sophie Alpert, Engineering Manager at Facebook, mentioned in a blog post named State of React 2018, “We’re rewriting many of React Native’s internals, but most of the changes are under the hood: existing React Native apps will continue to work with few or no changes.”
The new move from Facebook will be a surprise for many of the developers as they must be keeping a close eye on the final outcome of the React Native. Before this, the changes that developers appreciated was during the transition to React Fiber.
The new architectural change promises to revolutionize React Native into a much lighter architectural framework and better fit into existing native apps. Following are the major changes that will accompany React native:
Async rendering ability: This will rationalize asynchronous data handling and enable multiple rendering priorities.
There is no doubt on the potential that React Native holds, as this cross-platform framework opened new horizons of mobile development. The new changes promise to deliver some added benefits to the developers. But it will be compelling enough to watch out for the expansion of React Native in the mobile development marketplace.
After getting the mass request for enhanced documentation, Facebook may also come up with thorough documentation in the near future. Though the social media giant didn’t comment on this, but we hope to see it soon.
If you wish to gain better insight into React Native cross-platform architectural framework, you can go through one of our articles titled, “Flutter Vs. React Native: Which Is The Best?” Apart from React Native, this article will also help you to understand Flutter framework. Thus, you will learn about two frameworks at the same time.
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