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Ben Os
Ben Os
20,008 Points

React --- Good for many types of apps or only for isomorphic ones?

Is React Good for many types of apps or only for isomorphic ones?

Maybe the better question would be, is there a certain "main" type of applications react uses for, or it's more of a general purpose library with many usages?


1 Answer

Cezary Burzykowski
Cezary Burzykowski
18,291 Points

Hey Ben,

React doesn't have to be limited to isomorphic apps and it's also great with other types too. To give you some example, I'm currently working on web app that (in simple words) let's you order driver / cab to any place in a given city. You can do it by answering few simple questions and typing you current location (or activating GPS in which case the app is getting the location for you). It's a web app and whole Front-End is build on React. Thanks to virtual DOM provided by React this apps works really fast and all the states / components are handled by the React (there is also some AJAX involved to exchange data with the backend API).

In other words, there are many possibilities when it comes to React (and other libraries / frameworks like for example Redux, React Router) and it's basically up to you how you will use them. Ofcourse there are some limitations (especially when it comes to React Native and mobile apps)but React is definitely not limited to building isomorphic apps.

Hope this helps you in any way, Cezary