By Ryan M. Hoffman | 2018-01-28
Why Write this Article?
Great question, I’m glad you asked! First, let me say that this is NOT going to be a benchmarking article to compare numbers and load times or anything like that. This article is going to be a look into whether a developer who currently works using native code for either or both mobile platforms should consider React Native. I am writing this article because that is the position I find myself in currently. I am a native Android developer; I love Kotlin and Java and I am very comfortable developing Android apps. I have some experience with iOS, but I find it much less enjoyable, and I am not nearly as comfortable with Swift as I am with Kotlin and Java.
Enter React Native
The Learning Curve
The Native Part
Where I am Going From Here
In the future once I have spent more time with both new technologies (to me) I may provide an update on whether my thoughts have changed at all or if I have any new opinions on the topics. Until next time, happy coding!