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Who are the best React Native experts? Who to follow? Where to find them? Well, we did that research, so you don’t have to!
The cross-platform framework industry is rocked by the news that Flutter has overtaken RN in the statistical race. German market data company Statista has released a new report. According to research, Flutter is in the highest demand among programmers around the world. This mobile framework received 42% of the expert votes. If React Native has 38% of the votes, then in 2019 and 2020 this tool received 42% each.
The Statista numbers were some of the earliest points to debate the question of whether the React Native community is falling apart. In addition, controversy was fueled by data from StackOverflow. The graph clearly shows the upward trend in Flutter. Moreover, the instrument is growing rapidly, and the chart resembles a mountain with a high top. At the same time, the trend in the spread and popularity of RN is more calm, with a smooth and stable growth.
From our React Native development team,
“It's no problem that some statistical reports show a decrease in demand for RN. Technology advances, new updates and features appear. Recently, the Flutter team hosted an excellent livestream of Engage, where the developers showcased the updated features of the framework. Plus, more than 1,700 companies use RN, so the React Native community is ok, and is only on their way to glory."
React Native is usually our first mobile app technology of choice. This amazing framework speeds up the software development process and gives a deep level of control over the mobile projects. No wonder that tech all-stars like Facebook, Airbnb, or Uber use React Native in their mobile applications.
"RN" also means a great, collaborative community of React Native developers from all around the world. We scanned through the blogging platforms and social media sites and created a list of the best React Native experts & blogs.
If you want to stay at the top of your React Native game, check out the following links!
This blog is a must-visit for all the React Native developers. With frequent updates and plenty of contributors, it’s a great place to be up-to-date with React Native.
Check it out and visit every once in a while so you won’t miss a thing!
Mike Grabowski is one of the best React Native experts out there. He is a member of a React Native core team and he’s extremely active in the React Native community. Mike frequently writes and speaks about this framework and contributes to various projects. Mike is also an organizer of React Native EU, the first conference in Europe dedicated solely to React Native.
You can follow Mike on Twitter and read his stuff on Medium.
RN has a blog on Twitter where you can find regular posts and insights. What’s more interesting, you can find any updates regarding the framework here. The blog also has several articles on various React Native related topics. You can browse the list of articles next to the web page to check them out. Information about contributing to the framework is also posted on the blog.
Undoubtedly, this is the best source of information in terms of updates and new releases. Make sure to follow and stay updated!
Ray Wenderlich is a well-known persona in the software development community. With his team of over 100 software developers and editors, he provides thousands of high-quality resources for coders. If you are looking to boost your programming skills – you may have found the place to do so.
The platform is an amazing source of knowledge on developing mobile apps. They also cover React Native providing tutorials like this one from Christine Abernathy from Facebook.
Ray himself stays active on Twitter and it’s worth following him, not only because of React Native-related content.
A real treat for those who would rather listen than read. Nader Dabit is a creator and host of React Native Radio on Devchat.tv, a weekly podcast about React Native. Nader recorded around 180 episodes so far and does not intend to stop. Every episode features different guest, usually a representative of a startup, software development company or big tech corporation. What do they have in common? They are all top React Native experts!
It is also worth to follow React Native Radio on Twitter.
React Native Coach is a stream of React Native-related articles on Medium. Curated by Wyatt McBain it contains plenty of interesting articles submitted by various React Native experts.
People actually love this blog. It's an honest, fun blog that addresses the issues of irony in software development, its ecosystem, and how it interacts (or doesn't) with business. Wyatt has a smart look at the big picture of coding and will give you a fresh perspective on the React Native world when you might be overwhelmed.
For reference, check out this piece about creating Facebook-like chat bubbles.
ReactDOM is a newsletter about React and React Native curated by Adeeb Rahman (to be followed on Twitter and Quora).
With over 100 issues, it’s a solid source of knowledge about both platforms.
ReactDOM is also worth noticing due to its pretty active newstream on Twitter. Remember to check it out!
Devin Abbott is another React Native rockstar. This former Airbnb engineer is the founder of Deco Software, a React Native developer tools company. He is also an author of many parts of the official React Native documentation. Devin published plenty of useful resources for React and React Native. One of them is Fullstack React Native – an amazing guide to React Native in the form of an e-book.
You can follow Devin on Twitter and check out his React Native tutorial site.
Dan Abramov “builds tools for humans” and is certainly someone worth following. With over 70K followers on Medium and 280K on Twitter, he is one of the most influential React Native experts out there. Dan has an amazing reputation for being really helpful among React Native community.
Dan is also a heavy user and a dedicated contributor on GitHub. Make sure to check out his profile and give him some credits for the enormous work he’s doing!
Christoph has written a number of good articles about React, React Native, and Redux. Although he doesn’t exclusively write about React Native app development, his blog is still worth visiting.
Gosha Arinich is a freelance software developer who blogs about web and mobile apps development. You can find all his React Native related entries here. But there’s plenty more. You’ll find some quality content about Ruby on Rails and React as well.
Maximillian is a co-founder of coding self-learning platform Academind. He is also an active teacher on Udemy, where he helps people in mastering React and other programming frameworks. He has almost 350K students on Udemy and owns a successful Youtube channel with more than 600K subscribers.
You should definitely follow Maximilian’s Twitter, where he is pretty active and shares high-quality content about React Native software development.
Stephen Grider is another Udemy teacher, authoring the highest rated course on React. He is also involved with the coding teaching platform RallyCoding, which blog is something also worth checking.
Everybody has their own thing. For Juho, it’s talking to people. His blog is full of talks with engineers and React Native developers behind various React-related libraries.
Juho is also an active member of the React community. He is the award-winning founder of the SurviveJS and JSter as well as organizer of React Finland.
React Native Training is a Medium-based thread with stories and tutorials for developers interested in React Native. The list is curated by two React Native freaks who we have already mentioned, Mike Grabowski and Nader Dabit. Make sure to check it out once in a while! And, of course, you can follow this project on Twitter as well.
Karan Thakkar is a React Native developer at Skyscanner and trainer at Codebar. He is also an active open-source contributor with over 100 contributions on GitHub in 2020.
Make sure to check out his articles on Medium and follow him on Twitter!
Alex Kureev is a front-end engineer at Facebook. He is the author of some React Native related publications on Medium and remains active on Twitter.
On his page we can find interesting thoughts on the React Native community, some crispy fresh stats and some data on how great and powerful the RN community is, etc.
What we like the most about Alexey’s Twitter page is that he shares different stories from this professional career that are always fun to read.
As a Software Engineering Manager himself, Ben fully understands the issues of a dev team and fills his blog and Twitter with lots of useful pieces of advice.
Being an ex-Mozilla developer and founder of Actual, James has a truly deep knowledge of cross-platform app development. He shares it with his followers on both Twitter as well as the great blog he brought back to life in 2019, after a two-year hiatus.
Another YouTube channel this time from official representatives of FB. This page would be useful for those searching for various conferences and tips in React Native app development.
Here is what their “about us” page says:
“Learn how to grow your mobile apps with Facebook by watching our videos.”
So why not dedicate another evening watching Lin Clark - A Cartoon Intro to Fiber - React Conf 2017, F8 2019: Building the New Facebook.com with React, GraphQL and Relay or ⚡️ - Ken Wheeler - Using React for Anything but Website - React Conf 2017.
Find it painful searching for relevant posts and blogs on the web? Can’t stand following a bunch of new influencers daily? Take advantage of Made with React.
Since June 2016 the authors of the portal make users entertained with their articles. On average the frequency is 1 post per quarter.
There are also profiles on FB, Twitter and GitHub.
This is Dan Abramov's personal blog. As we mentioned earlier, he is the creator of Redux and a core member of the React team. Dan probably has the most intimate knowledge of how React works and can communicate it clearly to the outside world.
This is another popular site that hosts many tutorials and articles on web and mobile development. They have a pretty nice layout with clean and readable code samples.
Robin is an independent consultant in the field of software whose goal is to provide high quality tutorials and fairly in-depth articles.
This blog contains articles on programming tricks, tools, and shortcuts. The author aims to help people navigate the world of programming and development tools. The blog's creator started the site with some basic notes and questions he collected in college. The posts seemed to be in high demand from the community, and soon his personal blog became the provider of software reviews, code snippets, and tutorials that it is today.
This blog is the most authoritative website to learn about new React features. If something is baked in the oven, then it will definitely be published here. Check out some great stuff.
Awesome React Native is a platform that stores links to useful React Native tools, libraries, tutorials, and articles. It does not contain actual articles or guides, but links visitors to the websites they reside on.
Like the couple of blogs above, Codeburst is also a typical blog. It focuses on tutorials and articles on web development and contains tons of articles on various web development topics. It also has several articles and tutorials on React Native.
These articles are published by React Native developers around the world who want to help others grow. You can access the React Native articles on Codeburst.io by going here or by searching for React Native on the Codeburst.io website.
This is a carefully curated and fun newsletter to read about everything React Native is about. Every two months a free summary of news, articles, issues, pull requests, libraries and React Native mobile apps is published and sent to registered emails. The newsletter is curated by Frank von Hoven, React Native Developer at Infinite Red. To register an email, you must visit the website.
React Native Log is also a medium-based blog that hosts content from articles, tutorials, code snippets, and React Native tips and tricks. They have a team of 20 writers who post content for this blog.
One of the contributors is the one you already ran into above - Nader Dabit, who hosts a React Native podcast called React Native Radio, and co-leads React Native Training with Mike Gabrowski. Blog editor - Sharat Prabhal.
Ideamotive also runs its own blog with a huge part of it dedicated to React and React Native! We write for both React Native developers and project managers, giving the perfect overview of the framework to everyone who wishes to learn more about it.
A large team of authors, editors, subject matter experts, application reviewers, and more maintains the site and their priority is to make the most difficult topics available to everyone.
You can learn even more by following us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Do you know some other amazing React Native experts who we didn’t mention?
Tell us about them, we’d be happy to expand the list!
These are some of the many React Native resources available on the web. There are several platforms that also offer tutorials and articles on React Native app development. There are also books written about the framework that you can purchase to read. While the blogs mentioned above are mostly free, some of the ones you come across when looking for resources to learn may not be the same.
You can also check out React Native tutorials on YouTube. This is one place where you are guaranteed to find React Native content.
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Michał is a digital marketing veteran with a growth hacking mindset and 10+ years of experience. His goal is building high-quality technological content, with particular emphasis on React and Ruby on Rails. Traveler, climber, remote work advocate.View all author posts
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