Medium - Why Rails developers should learn React

Hrishi Mittal

Hrishi Mittal

Rails developers should learn React because there's growing market demand for developers who know both. Learning to use React will make you more money and a better developer.

In many ways, React is to the modern frontend, what Rails is to the backend - there are many alternatives, but React has the best combination of simplicity, power and community momentum to make it a great choice.

Web UIs have matured a lot over the last decade. We're doing more complex things to build better user experiences on the web. jQuery has served well but even a medium-sized project can now quickly turn into the Flying Spaghetti Monster. React offers a simple yet powerful alternative to spaghetti code.

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