React is a versatile and flexible development library that can be used to create everything from massive Single-Page Applications to compact plug-ins. However, starting a React project from scratch can be a daunting task filled with endless tinkering and configuration. So, you'll need to have the best tools in your toolkit to turbocharge your React development.
In this article, I'll reveal 7 game-changing tools and frameworks that will make your React development faster, easier, and more efficient than ever before! So, get ready to say goodbye to the discomfort of tinkering and hello to a more efficient workflow!
Next.js is a tool for generating React applications and server code. The API endpoints and the client pages use default routing conventions, making them simpler to build and deploy than they would be if you manage them yourself. You can find full details about Next.js on the website.
The next time you are looking to manage server and client code at the same time, consider NextJS.
In addition to bundling the application, Webpack can also be used to enable hot module replacement (HMR) in a React project, which allows you to see changes to your code in real time without having to refresh the page. This can be very useful during development, as it can speed up the feedback loop.
Storybook is a tool for displaying libraries of components in various states. You could describe it as a gallery for components, but that’s probably selling it short. In reality, Storybook is a tool for component development. It can be associated with React to build a collection of components that can be viewed in isolation and tested independently.
Preact is not React. It is based on the same API as React and shares many of its features, such as components, state management, and a virtual DOM. However, it differs from React in a few key ways. For example, Preact uses a more aggressive approach to optimization, relying on techniques like memoization and lazy evaluation to minimize the amount of work that needs to be done to update the DOM.
nwb (short for "neutrino-web") is a toolkit to create complete React applications or single React components. It can also create components for use within Preact and InfernoJS projects. It provides a simple command-line interface for creating and building React applications and comes with built-in support for popular tools and frameworks like Webpack, Babel, and Jest.
Using nwb, you can easily set up a new React project with just a few commands, and you can quickly build, test, and deploy your application without having to manage complex configurations or dependencies yourself.
When starting to build an application, determining the significant architectural decisions may not always be straightforward. These decisions can include creating an SPA, choosing a deployment platform, selecting a framework, and making changes, later on, can be a challenging task. Razzle solves all these constraints.
This article provides a valuable resource for React developers who want to improve their development process and create more efficient and performant projects. The tools and frameworks mentioned in this article can significantly speed up your React project development process, and allow you to focus on creating unique features and improving user experience. However, as with any article, there may be additional insights or perspectives that could enrich the discussion. Therefore, I encourage you to add comments to the article. By sharing your own experiences and insights, you can help the community of React developers to learn from each other and to build even better projects.
So, take action and leave a comment on the article, sharing your thoughts and feedback on the tools and frameworks discussed.
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Top comments (24)
You should replace webpack with "vite",
The application creation time and build time is much more smaller and development is seamless with direct debugging of components.
I agree, why do people still use webpack???
module federation, maybe?
EDIT: sorry, this one seems to be maintained.
But NextJS doesn't allow Vite. NextJS can run with swc or webpack or babel.
I have also learned React, Next and Tailwind recently. Creating demo projects.
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Word on the street is that Astro is better than Gatsby
these seem interesting, I’ve started to learn next.js !
I will be delighted to see your next project with next.js .
Nice one! 🤙
Glad you like it.
So what should I use for a mern project? I am building a blog using MERN and I don't wanna use next as sometimes it does problem with oauth in mern. So what would be a good option?
You forgot to add VITE; it's very fast and provides all requirements just like create-react-app, I tried it and wow, it was superb
I will add it. Thanks.
Recently I tried the "vite.js", and its build time is very less then webpack.
A heads up that Nwb is no longer being actively supported. Shouldn't be on this list.
Seems like great insight, I have the plan to learn and use next.js.
Is this a list from 2018? If not, then you should know that Gatsby is trash compared to modern tools such as Astro and Hugo, Webpack is outdated and trash compared to something as cool as Vite, and Preact is something you shouldn't use at all, there's a reason why it's at the bottom of everybody's list, if it's even in them.
I think your comment is trash!
When node.js came, many people said that PHP would die, and it haven't been. You're like them when compare old things with new ones and ruin them. The wiser choose the right tool for their job.
If you don't agree with the author, you should give some evidence instead of just criticizing
That right there is what you call a strawman argument, my friend.
What is your evidence that what I said is wrong? It's not about agreeing with the author, it's about objective facts.
Solid.js and Vite.js are also great for faster development. Thank you for this article..