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The Best React Libraries to Watch Out for in 2022

You’ve heard about it, you’ve tried it, and now you can’t live without it. React has taken the web development world by storm, which means there are plenty of libraries to help React developers create their next masterpiece in this hot new technology. But with so many new libraries cropping up every day, how do you know which ones are worth paying attention to? Here’s a list of five React libraries that will be must-haves by 2022 to keep your development skills competitive.

React Native Library

A revolutionary solution that allows you to build a mobile app using only JavaScript. It seamlessly integrates with other popular JS frameworks like Redux and Webpack, creating an entirely new experience for developers. If you’re interested in creating cutting-edge applications on both iOS and Android, then try out React Native today!

Jigsaw

As Facebook switches over its stack from Flux-based architectures to its new data-flow system called Jigsaw, it is going to be worth watching how users react, and how libraries start adopting Jigsaw. The company has released a series of tools that you can use with React, including Relay, which helps build more complex data-driven apps. While Flux isn’t as much fun anymore now that Jigsaw exists, I still see its usefulness.

GraphQL

Even though it has only been around since 2015, GraphQL is quickly becoming a go-to tool for developers looking to build better APIs. The powerful data-fetching and management system allows apps to query only what they need from a larger data set, making it ideal for high-end enterprise applications as well as small business owners looking for easy access to data about their users.

Apollo Client

Apollo is one of several GraphQL clients that have sprung up to compete with Relay and eventually replace it. If you’re coming from a Relay background, you’ll find Apollo relatively easy to pick up. It’s worth noting that they’ve come a long way since their initial release and are now generally stable.

Relay Modern

With its focus on performance and enabling new patterns such as server-side rendering, Relay Modern is a natural fit for applications that have a strong data-driven core. It continues Relay’s push toward simple, declarative code, which makes it easier to maintain and refactor your application. Read our guide on Server Side Rendering with GraphQL in React with Relay Modern here!

Flight Simulator

Want to add an extra level of detail and realism to your React applications? Try out FlightSim. FlightSim is a framework for building UI components using purely functional programming with JavaScript. What that means is that it offers reactive and unidirectional data flow, functional stateless components and a virtual DOM implementation. This pattern ensures that you get clear separation between client-side code and server-side logic. This helps developers maintain high performance while creating user interfaces in a simple manner without having to deal with complex code.

CodeSandbox

Sandbox is an online editor that allows you to test and try code snippets out. It doesn’t require any setup or configuration, which makes it a quick and easy way to test snippets of code. You can also fork projects on GitHub or save them on your computer and share them later. The advantage of using CodeSandbox is that there’s no need to install additional software—just open a browser and start writing JavaScript, HTML, CSS, or PHP directly inside your browser without opening separate programs.

Storybook

A user interface development environment that supports rapid iteration and collaboration. If you’re developing something on React or Vue, Storybook can be a great way to showcase your designs and UIs. These stories are living documents that allow your team to collaborate quickly on UX and UI decisions by viewing them in a web browser—no setup necessary. As you iterate on design, developers can easily import changes, or entirely new components, into their existing codebases without having to do any work at all.

Create-React-App

The simplest way to get started with a React app. It’s also a great boilerplate as it includes Babel, ESLint, and Webpack out of the box. You could always build on top of it or start fresh with create-react-app without committing all these addons if you wanted something more lightweight or you wanted a control over Webpack config. (You could also just use create-react-app.)

Reactive Programming with RxJS on a Todo App

If you’re looking to kick-start your journey with reactive programming, then check out our RxJS step-by-step guide on a React + Redux Todo app. In Part 1, we go over all of what you need to get started (or learn more) with reactive programming and how it can benefit your app. If you have any questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to comment below!

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