Released by Facebook in 2013, React has steadily become an industry-standard library for front-end development. Per Stack Overflow’s most recent Developer Survey, React sits at the top of the list for both developer’s most "loved" and "wanted" web library/framework of 2019. This popularity is largely owed to React’s component-based functionality, which allows developers to create dynamic, user-friendly interfaces with reusable elements for single-page applications (SPAs).
In this "Best of DZone" compilation, we’re going to break down React by providing articles that introduce the library, compare it to similar frameworks (Angular and Vue.js), and take a look at key concepts, such as components, props, virtual DOM, and state management. Then, we’ll present tutorials, beginning with simple, "Hello, World" applications, moving to more technically dense, niche topics, and finishing with a few long-term projects.