Top 7 Tools That Every React Developer Should Use For Faster React Developmentby Sonal Mehta Content lead at Solulab
Components allows you to divide the entire project into individual parts. This in turn helps you gain control of your project workflow and simplify the distribution of tasks within your team. Instead of worrying about the whole project, you can spend time developing and testing every component. This approach also decreases overall time spent on developing and testing apps.
describes Storybook as an interactive UI component dev and test that supports
React, React Native, Vue, and Angular. It is a powerful tool that acts as a
development environment for UI components. It comes with several add ons for
component design, documentation, and testing. This shortens the gap between
coding and output. One can develop each component in isolation from the rest of
the app using storybook for better reusability. the library contains components
that can be tinkered around with and tested instantly with hot-reload on the
React Styleguidist is also a component development environment much like Storybook but with some differences. Unlike Storybook, Styleguidist shows multiple variations of different components. This feature makes it useful for documentation and demos of different components. It comes with a hot reloaded dev server and a living style guide which shows editable examples in markdown files. It supports ES6, Flow, and TypeScript and works with React create app.
Cosmos is a component developer that lets you add new functionalities to your
app even if you have already started the project. Cosmos uses fixtures and
proxy architecture to show the state of your app in real time while interacting
with running instances. It scans your project for components and allows you to
render them in any combination of props, context, and state. React Cosmos also
makes it possible to mock any external dependency such as the rest API or local
Bit is an
open source platform that can be used to organize components from different
apps and projects without any refactoring. It also makes them accessible to
discover, use, and develop when building new features and applications.
Components that are shares via Bit are available for installation with NPM/Yarn
or Bit itself. NPM/Yarn allows you to develop the components from different
projects and update the changes between them. To make discovering components
easier, Bit uses visual rendering, test results and docs parsed from the source
code itself. The main benefit of Bit is that it allows you to develop multiple
applications at once and use your components as building blocks for new
projects in the future.
It is basically a Google Chrome extension that inspects the React component hierarchy right inside your browser, including component props and state. The extension adds a new tab to your chrome DevTools where you can see how the changes in a component affect the other components. Facebook also released a Firefox extension which has the same functionalities as the Chrome one. The search bar allows you to quickly find and inspect the components you need, saving precious development time.
another extension developed by Facebook that is available for both Chrome and
Firefox. It provides power ups for your Redux development workflow and also
lets you inspect every state and action payload. Redux DevTools can be
integrated with any architecture which handles the state. Multiple stores or
different instances can be created for the local state of every React
component. The logging UI itself can be customized as a React component.
a new environment for a new project is not easy considering all the
requirements. The Create React App is a single command line tool that can
quickly help you get a new React app up and running. It requires zero
configurations and is suitable for any backend language. It sets up a developer
environment and optimizes the app for production. It creates a directory inside
the current folder and generates the initial project structure so you can
simply start coding.
These are the main tools that most developers swear by. Several more tools exist which can be explored as you gain valuable experience and grow more accustomed to the React platform.
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