Top React Tools & Libraries That Every React Native Developer Must Know
React & React Native are popular JS frameworks known for designing the UI of web and mobile applications. In the previous article, we have shared the wealth of benefits that React comes with & how you can count on the resources to have your team ready for your next React project.
The native development approach of React keeps adding more fans in React’s community. Here we will share the list of popular tools & libraries that every React Native developer will use to design flawless UIs in 2021.
It is one of the popular source code editors that lets you perform cross-platform editing, enables customization of themes & designs provided with the features like smart auto-completion, built-in package manager, trouble-free browsing of multiple files in the same window, enabling easy sharing & editing of code within the team in real-time.
Bit.dev is a platform with which you can host & organize the components required to build your mobile app & push them in your local project. Leveraging this tool, your team of developers can document, render, and install/import the components and keep track of their dependencies based on version changes with a single code. The reusable source codes of different components fasten development and enable testing in an isolated environment.
The developer’s community adores ESLint for the transparency of the tool and customizable built-in plugins. This open-source tool uses JS and JSX languages to detect errors in the existing source based on the ESLint rules.
Call it a time-travelling debugger as it offers live code editing & testing. Teams deploy Redux to create eye-catching responsive applications that can run without any hassles in all kinds of environments like the client, server, and native.
React Native CLI
When you opt to work on the CLI, the official React Native CLI counts to be the first. It supports custom configuration and automates tasks like linking, packaging, building, etc. In addition to the official CLI, you can opt to work on Ignite. Ignite is a CLI designed by InfiniteRed for React Native, especially when you want to start with awesome boilerplates, generate screens, etc.
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code comes distinctly for the React Native package, and when you are using the full pack extension, your worries of using different tools will be resolved at once.
If you are a bit biased towards your Apple users, then you will definitely adore Xcode. It is Apple’s development environment tool which is known to create React-native apps for iOS. Moreover, it helps in debugging, installation of iOS packages, and customization of the build configuration.
We all know there are more Android fans in general, so we can’t leave a vent for such users. Android studio is the ‘Xcode version’ of Android. It enables the building & debugging of React Native apps.
When UI toolkits help React Native developers design stunning UI, the component libraries will get you easy access to numerous designing elements that can fasten your task & minimize your troubles. Here are the popular React Native component libraries that developers often count on:
- Native Base
- React Native Components
- UI Kitten
- React Native Material UI
- React Native Material Kit
- Nachos UI
- React Native UI Library
- React Native Paper
- React Native Vector Icons
Explore the libraries, and don’t forget to check the compatibility with the versions of tools you are using. Some of them could be customized to every possible extent, while others couldn’t be.