ReactJS or AngularJS: The Better Choice for IoT Product Development

ReactJS or AngularJS: The Better Choice for IoT Product Development

Innovation has always played a critical part in advancing societies, economies, and countries at large. In that bracket, IoT(Internet of Things) is currently the most sought-after technology. IoT solutions are popping up worldwide at an increasing pace, so much so, that the IoT market is expected to grow to 418 billion USD by 2021. Nearly 41 billion IoT devices are expected by 2021. 70% of automobiles could get interconnected by 2023. 23% of all major and active IoT projects are related to smart cities. At present, the ReactJS library and AngularJS framework are considered the two most powerful technologies for IoT application development. They are equally popular, similar in architecture, and built on JavaScript. And, they are frequently debated to declare one or the other a better choice for product development. Here, we attempt to solve that dilemma. Case 1- ReactJS for IoT ReactJS (react.js) is a JavaScript library for front-end developers, created and maintained by Facebook and its developer communities. Since React is a library and not a framework, it’s mostly concerned with accurate UI rendering. That’s why additional resources are often required to build a React application. And yet, through this behavior, React allows rapid innovation and uninterrupted adoption. As for its usage: Searching for ReactJS on GitHub brings up over 112K repositories. ReactJS has a higher website market share when compared with Angular JS. As per the 2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, 74.5% of framework developers felt positive about using ReactJS. Some of the top websites using ReactJS include Amazon, CNN, BBC, Yandex, and PayPal. What makes ReactJS A Good Choice for IoT Product Development? Using ReactJS for building complex IoT applications doesn’t come as a natural choice. However, its adoption is advocated for by its multifaceted utility. React can be employed for server-side development, web development, VR interface building, 3-D rendering, etc. Additionally, here’s why using ReactJs for IoT web development can come in handy. 1. Work with Individual Components without Affecting Others  ReactJS supports the design principle of ‘Separation of Concerns’ and chops its code into relationship-based segments. That makes it easier for front-end developers to process different code blocks and work with independent, reusable components in isolation. When stripped to its basics, ReactJS is a library that’s used to create a part of a web page, i.e., components in JavaScript. ReactJS is also a DOM manager (Document Object Model) that creates a copy of the original DOM (React virtual DOM) and administers changes in it, finally reflecting modifications in the real DOM. Therefore, you can change one component in ReactJS without worrying about how it would affect the rest of the code. This elimination of compound code interactions facilitates better communication between data and IoT centers. 2. Create Individual Components Easily   In place of regular JavaScript, React encourages the use of JSX(JavaScript XML- a syntax extension to JavaScript) for templating. While not a necessity, using React with JSX makes the entire process more elegant. JSX makes it easier for developers to create templates. The code is optimized during compilation, thus making it faster. Its type-safe feature helps in spotting errors and warnings. It recognizes HTML citing. Rendering subcomponents is simpler when using JSX. With all these features, JSX assists in building custom parts of a high-volume application,  » Read More

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