It seems like many on Hacker News are wetting their pants over React.js yet I can’t seem to put my finger on what makes it “great” or even if it is “great.”
How does React fit into the Rails world? Is this something that would supplant Ember et al.?
There’s also the “native app” development aspect of React where, according to our mobile-savvy friends at Facebook is a way to build “native” apps using React.js. This sounds a bit like their experiment with HTML5 wrapping for their early mobile apps. But, I don’t know enough to know if this is actually a real thing or not. How does “native” React fit into Obj. C and Swift?
I’m honestly confused about where React is supposed to fit into our universe.