Facebook’s plans for its React JavaScript library include rewriting the library’s internals to improve visual performance and make web apps more like native ones.The React 16 upgrade will feature Fiber, a new reconciliation algorithm that improves responsiveness.

GitHub notes on React written in January say, “Fiber gives us a solid foundation to improve React core in numerous ways…. We intend to ship it with React 16 by default.”[ Use JavaScript in your dev shop? InfoWorld looks at 17 JavaScript editors and IDEs and 22 JavaScript frameworks ready for adoption. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
A presentation on Fiber given last fall by Facebook React core team member Andrew Clark stressed the intention to use Fiber to bring web apps closer to native mobile app performance.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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