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Ashutosh Kumar
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State of ReactJS in 2023?

React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It was developed by Facebook, and is often used for building single-page applications and mobile applications. It allows you to develop simple and yet sophisticated single page web applications.

It was released in 2012, and now 10 Years later it is one of the most used JavaScript library, from class component to amazing functional component, from state management using methods to hooks, ReactJS had drastic improvements and made our life easier.

The exponential growth of React

Last year ReactJS Surpassed JQuery as the most used JavaScript framework as per the Stack-Overflow developers survey 2021 (

Stack over flow survey 2021

Does it mean, Developers have finally found a worthy JavaScript framework? The reality is far from it.

In the 2022 Survey ( it is already visible that ReactJS has increased the percentage of people who dread it.

Stack overflow survey 2022

Stack overflow survey 2022

Clearly Next.js, Deno, Svelte, etc. surpassed React.js as the more loved frameworks, and thus we stumble upon with the question What will be the state of React.js in 2023?

What ReactJS has to offer?

ReactJS does have a pretty decent learning curve, it is maintained by the likes of Facebook and the humongous community, it has great documentation (Which I personally thing is the biggest reason for it's growth), it has a better scalability when compared with Angular and VueJS, but does it provide us with what we need in the coming years?

Let us discuss what we (developers) want from a library like 'ReactJS' in 2022 and see if it ticks most of the boxes.

  • It must have a great community support.
  • It must have regular updates.
  • Shouldn't be deciding too many things for me i.e. Should be a little verbose.
  • Really fast, lightweight on client-side.
  • Offers important modules out-of-the-box.

From developer's point of view, React offers

  • Amazing community support: React has one of the largest community of developer among all the frameworks, and this makes us sound like a fool to even question its community support, You will always find a solution to your problem on Stack Overflow or maybe just here at Dev.
  • React has been nothing but all about updating itself, It does not only come with major updates almost every year, but we get enough or Shall I say, more than enough, minor version upgrades.
  • This one is very personal to me, and very close to my heart. I started Angular as my first ever full-fledged front-end framework, and yeah it has a steep learning curve, but even when you are past that steep climb, it is no Walk in the park. It kept forcing me to do things a certain way, even when I know that, "This is not the way" (The Mandalorian in me screams). React on the other hand has been more welcoming to new ideas, and allows you to control a lot more in your development environment, includes and not limited to your code-base, while still doing the most important stuff for you like the rendering and state management. (So yeah, React is at par with being verbose).
  • We all know how node_modules tend to get humongous, but ReactJS manages it very well, especially when paired with Webpack.

That being said, ReactJS offers almost everything that you as a developer might want, and on top of it, this huge community keep developing tools that help your React development further (YA! I am talking about things like Redux).

Latest React Release

React has released its latest version, called React 18, which includes new features designed to address challenges present in the previous version, React 17. This update offers unique functionality to improve upon the capabilities of React 17.

  1. Concurrent React
    I think this is the most boasted upon change by React community and this solves multiple issues in the rendering of components, especially in cases where the component tree may be changing frequently or asynchronously. It is designed to help improve the performance of React applications by allowing the framework to "pause" rendering and apply updates in a more efficient manner.

  2. The Start Transition API
    The Transition API in React is a way to apply transitions to elements in a declarative way, rather than using imperative code or low-level APIs like requestAnimationFrame or CSS animations.

  3. New APIs/Hooks startTransition(), useTransition(), useDeferredValue()
    There were a few new hooks added to React 18, and these will help you in one way or another.

Future of React

React is a as powerful as it can get, and with the powerful backing by Facebook it makes it easier to trust what kind of core ReactJS is made up of.

There are several reasons why ReactJS is likely to remain a leading web development technology in the future:

  1. Wide adoption: ReactJS is already widely adopted by developers and organizations around the world, and this trend is likely to continue in the future.

  2. Strong ecosystem: ReactJS has a strong ecosystem of tools, libraries, and integrations, which makes it easy for developers to build and deploy applications quickly.

  3. Wide range of use cases: ReactJS can be used to build a wide range of web applications, from simple websites to complex, data-driven platforms. This makes it a valuable tool for developers to have in their toolkit, as it can be used in a variety of projects.


React is constantly being updated and improved, and has a strong ecosystem of developer tools, libraries, and integrations.

In addition to its performance benefits, React is also popular because of its flexibility and extensibility. It can be used to build applications of any size or complexity, and can be easily integrated with other libraries and frameworks.

Overall, React has proven to be a reliable and powerful tool for building web applications, and thus it is not a very difficult conclusion that State of React in 2023 is pretty well managed (Pun Intended)

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Top comments (13)

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Rense Bakker

The loved/hated thing as Jordan Lamoreaux already pointed out is generally higher for frameworks that have more users. Especially as adoption rates of a particular framework grow and more people feel forced by their organisation to work in said framework, the hated number goes up. So we should really look at the hated statistic as a function of adoption rate. If a framework has low adoption but high number of haters, its not good.

The 3 points you mention about the future of React are spot on I think. Its not going anywhere anytime soon! That said, I do like to keep an eye on the development of other frameworks, just in case something pops up that has all the strengths of React and none of the weaknesses... Solid.js maybe?

Side-note: when I quick read your name I saw: Ashton Kutcher xD

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Ashutosh Kumar

Yeah and I couldn't agree more, that yes more hate can also depict more adoption, I was merely pointing out that the people are dreading react, which means it is not perfect, it is not The framework yet.

I am looking forward to see what all these other stakeholders are ready to do in the framework Competition.

and yeah lol Ashton Kutcher ? I wish I was as good looking as him.

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Rense Bakker

Indeed. The framework world (as well as the js world as a whole) is definitely moving at the moment. Exciting times are ahead, I'm currently mostly looking at solid.js and where it goes, but I think it's to soon to really switch to a different framework atm.

Perhaps you can market yourself as the less good-looking, but more tech-savvy version of Ashton Kutcher 😁

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Ashutosh Kumar

YEAH!! Fingers cross to see if we are moving towards perfection!!..

johongirr profile image

Excellent point man

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Jordan Lamoreaux • Edited

Clearly Next.js, Deno, Svelte, etc. surpassed React.js as the most loved language

Just to point out:

  1. (nit) Frameworks, not languages 🤷‍♂️
  2. The number of users is likely much lower for each of those than the number of users for React.

Not that the argument is incorrect, but perhaps just incomplete.

It will be interesting to see what happens to hot frameworks like Svelte if they catch on and become more commonly used. I imagine the “dread“ percentage would increase as well.

Edited to add: I really enjoy the article. Thanks for the write up.

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Ashutosh Kumar

Oh Yeah! thanks for pointing out.
Hahaha Yeah, we as a developer hate and love the things we use at the same time. Lol.

Hoping to see them bringing what react is able to bring on the table for us.

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Jagroop Singh

Now NextJS with React is taking place of React.

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Ashutosh Kumar

That's sure a thing that's happening a lot in community!

ankurpatel95 profile image

It's amazing! Great efforts 👏

raxraj profile image
Ashutosh Kumar

Thanks :)

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Anshika Gupta

Good job!

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Ashutosh Kumar

It's a start :)

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