1. React
  2. React Rally
  3. 2018
  4. Why React is not Reactive

Why React is not Reactive

Shawn Swyx Wang at React Rally 2018

Functional-reactive libraries like RxJS make it easy to understand how data changes, giving us tools to declaratively handle events and manage state. But while our render methods react to state changes, React isn’t reactive. Instead, we write imperative event-handlers, and trip up on gotchas like async setState and race conditions. Why? In this talk we build a Reactive React to show the difference between the "push" and "pull" paradigms of data flow and understand why React chooses to manage Scheduling as a core Design Principle, enabling awesome features like async rendering and Suspense!