Key React Trends to Watch in 2018: a View of React.js Developers

React.js Developers

“Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.” – Bill Gates

With the ever-increasing percentage of the global population gaining access to the Internet, it is vital that software development technologies keep up with the need for fast, lightweight software applications that can run on all devices from desktop computers to the simplest mobile devices. Statistics show that in the first quarter of 2017 about 49% of the global population had access to the Internet via one or more mobile devices.

Therefore, not only do websites and web applications need to pre-determine the type of device that the user is accessing the application from, they need to render the app quickly and efficiently as well as meeting the requisite quality that the user expects.

Internet consumers no longer require websites with walls of text and low-quality graphics. They are attracted to the sites with high-quality graphics as well as sites that contain video clips, maps, and other interactive technologies. Statistics published by show that YouTube visitors consume around 5 billion videos every day.

JavaScript: a core web application development language

To meet the rising demand for high-quality, interactive, attention-grabbing websites, software development languages will have to continue evolving to provide solutions to the challenges of providing the kind of content that attracts the Internet user.

JavaScript has risen to the challenge and has become one of the core web and web application development languages. In particular, JavaScript libraries such as MERN stack and React.js in particular have been developed to provide lightweight user interfaces. React.js is a JavaScript library developed by Facebook  and has been described as a “painless [method] to create interactive UIs. Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently update and render just the right components when your data changes.”

Key React.js trends to watch for in 2018

The use of React.js will continue to grow

As stated at the beginning of this article, website development is going to continue growing rapidly based on the rapid growth of the global Internet user community. Moreover, React.js development will continue to play a fundamental role in meeting the demand for lightweight, rapidly-rendering websites. As a result, there will be a corresponding need for dedicated React developers as well as MERN stack developers.

According to one of remote dedicated React developers working at IT outstaffing company, one of the key trends in 2018 will be React Fiber: “Everyone is excited about so-called React Fiber, which is an ongoing reimplementation of React’s core algorithm. It will increase suitability of React for things like animation, allowing to split components rendering into multiple chunks, prioritizing some of them and having the ability to pause or even abort rendering of less important parts of application. This big change will define the future of React for the next few years and as most of React developers I’m looking forward to trying it in a real application.

React.js will evolve further into the premium website development language in 2018

One of the primary features of React.js is that it is auser Interface library that can render interactive UI components on both the client side and the server side, which means that the same components can function interchangeably on both sides without any additional changes made to these elements. This functionally is set to become more prominent in 2018 because the consumer-driven software development industry requires React.js developers to build and deliver website applications in the shortest time possible.

Final words

React.js becomes more popular daily and gets new and new followers in development circles. Companies (and individuals) often make the mistake of assuming that any web programmer can successfully develop their websites. However, this is not always the case. It is better to hire a React developer to ensure that the requisite sites are of the highest quality to convert visitors into returning customers.


Christina Comben is Content Manager at translation and localization services provider, Day Translations. Multilingual and qualified to MBA level, Christina is passionate about writing, traveling and continued education.
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