re: I picked up React Native as a web developer and here's what I've learned VIEW POST


Did you read that long article from Airbnb explaining why they abandoned React Native? Didn't understand it fully but it kind of put me off...medium.com/airbnb-engineering/suns...


TL;DR: If you're as big as Airbnb, you'll have Airbnb sized problems - infrastructure, team structure, and team integration. >95% of business's created on the RN platform will not experience those issues.


Facebook is an exception. Sure they are a huge company, but they created RN and it will always cater to how they use it. The last time I checked they only used RN for the Marketplace section of the Facebook app. They even aren't committed to for everything.

I'm not saying big business's can't use RN, they absolutely can. When choosing a technology, it always comes down to what's best for the job. In Airbnb's case, it turned out not to be the right choice.

I can totally understand your point of view, and this is the first time I knew only marketplace uses RN...

Quite shocking that RN is not facebook's "own dog food" 😨

It's really not, unless their new FB app is completely RN. We'll have to wait and see! I have heard they use RN extensively for internal tools as well.

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