ReactJS and at least some of its benefits
“You can’t scare me — I handle Facebook’s interface”
In ReactJS, it is easy to create self-contained, independent components and put them together in large-scale applications. Parameters are passed to each of the components.
One-way data flow
Data flows through your application in a single direction after some change. This makes the data flow more predictable, gives you a better control over it, and lets you easily track changes.
Easy to work with
Drupal and ReactJS
Drupal is great for absolutely any type of website — social, educational, ecommerce, healthcare and so on. It can handle any amount of users and pages, as well as any website scale and complexity. With the special front-end miracles of ReactJS added to this, this can produce absolutely fantastic results.
The combination of Drupal and ReactJS is most beneficial for websites with plenty of dynamic page elements and a giant amount of constantly-changing data that requires smart, real-time updates. Other examples are when you need to provide an automated data exchange or access to data from mobile apps. However any type of website or app will benefit from an ultra-quick and magnetically engaging interface.
The most popular way of combining Drupal and React is using React as a lightweight front-end for the so-called decoupled (or headless Drupal) as a CMF and data source. The one-way data flow of React JS helps shape the web page in accordance with the data sent from Drupal's RESTful API.
Drupal 8 has special opportunities for React integration, thanks to its built-in RESTful services, but using JSON API will make your developer’s life even easier. Another hot trend is combining Drupal 8 with React by means of GraphQL. Drupal 7 has to rely on contributed modules to work with React, but the integration is possible.
If you are interested in using Drupal and ReactJS for your project, contact our developers who love modern technologies, especially in their best combinations!