Your Go-To Guide: Essential Tools for React Native Developer

Your Go-To Guide: Essential Tools for React Native Developer

Quick Summary:  React Native is a mobile app development framework developed by Facebook and Instagram. It has gained popularity in recent years as one of the most preferred mobile app development tools because of its efficiency, development speed, and reduced cost. While it has become widely adopted, there are several tools that have been developed specifically to help React Native developers during the development process.

React Native Development Tools

Best React Native Development tools for developers

Atom: Atom is an open-source and flexible text editor developed by GitHub. It is free and user-friendly for developers across the globe. Usually, developers use this tool for front-end applications, back-end applications, packages, core, and plug-ins. Atom is capable of helping programmers to track down bugs or write codes in a better way.

Nuclide: Nuclide is a highly convenient, feature-rich, and integrated development environment (IDE) tool that plays well with your various technologies and frameworks. The environment is designed in such a way that it enables the developer to debug and fix code problems without breaking workflow for testing. In fact, Nuclide is not just an IDE but a fully managed platform that provides developers with amazing productivity.

Sublime Text: Sublime Text. The tool has support for several programming and markup languages such as C++, Java, PHP, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, XML, and Python. It is a source code editor that offers advanced text editing capabilities along with a Python API for developing plugins. Sublime Text offers many features such as searching for files across entire projects, smart syntax highlighting, managing spaces and tabs with automatic indentation, multi-carets, and many more.

Visual Studio Code: Visual Studio Code is an open-source application that provides a top-notch code editor and supports customization, making it one of the best text editors to use with coding languages like JavaScript, Go, Python, C++, and Fortran. It also supports other programming languages such as Java, TypeScript, and Node.js with a preview of CSS and HTML. VSCode provides basic support for common programming language components such as brackets highlighting, and autocomplete code snippets to ease input in loops or string manipulations. In addition to this support when coupled with extensions can be extended to gain functionality for new package themes, customized keyboard actions like macros, or complex code refactoring. Many extensions are available for download at the Visual Studio Marketplace.

Expo: Expo is an open-source tool that can be used to make native applications for the web, Android, and iOS with React and JavaScript. Expo makes use of JavaScript Native portals to let you develop once and deploy simultaneously on both mobile platforms. It also provides a cloud-build service for you to preview your application as you are developing on the Expo client. The accelerometer in Expo is a built-in function on mobile devices that enables it to detect changes in acceleration.

ESLint: ESLint is a static code analysis tool for JS. It is an ideal tool for maintaining code quality, ensuring development best practices, and setting up automated testing. This article focuses on how ESLint helps in the development of any project and shares some commonly used rules and plugins that help boost the efficiency of any project.

Flow: Flow exists to improve the reliability and the velocity of the front-end development process. It is a static type checker that allows developers to reduce unhelpful syntax errors by finding mismatched types before they run in the browser. It is a debugging tool that assists developers in coding in a speedy and reliable manner. Flow provides a range of features such as a customizable type interface and JS, easy integrations, and real-time feedback. With the help of its static typing annotations, developers can easily find errors and faults in their code.

Jest: Jest is a JavaScript testing tool that allows you to test code and products. It helps with the unit testing process and provides developers with an easy way to write tests for their products. The best thing about Jest is that it has zero configuration, which goes easily as you start writing your test cases. It works on React Native, React, Node, and TypeScript among others. It can also produce code coverage reports that are independent of library support. Jest’s Snapshot Testing feature makes it convenient to write tests quickly and simplify the testing process.

Conclusion  

React Native community is very active and making great progress. This has created an environment where there are several tools available for you to learn, debug, design, build, and share your React Native applications. After extensive research, we’ve compiled a list of the top React Native tools, which we’ve highlighted in this article. If you’re looking for an experienced React Native developer that builds fast and maintains high quality, Brain Inventory is what you are looking for. We have a team of efficient and talented developers with whom you can engage in the development of Native applications.

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