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5 best React Native tooling libraries

Imagine if you could make React Native development faster, and see an instant boost in your workflow.

or even better:

What if there were 5 best React Native tooling libraries to choose from.

And each of them could make your development faster and easier?

You’d probably be pumped to read about them.

Lucky for you, that’s exactly what I’m going to share with you in this post:

Best React Native tooling libraries

React Native is based on JavaScript, the native part interacts with native thread through a bridge.

We have three threads running the React native framework namely: UI thread, Shadow Tree thread and the JavaScript thread.

Its architecture has two sections; the native part built on Java, Swift or Objective-C and React native part built on JavaScript.

1. React Native Debugger

The standalone app based on official debugger of React Native and includes React Inspector / Redux DevTools.

This is a standalone app for debugging React Native apps:

View on Github

2. Haul

It is a command-line tool for developing React Native apps, powered by Webpack.

The Haul is a drop-in replacement for react-native CLI built on open tools like Webpack. It can act as a development server or bundle your React Native app for production.

Features

  • Replaces React Native packager to bundle your app
  • Access to full web pack ecosystem, using additional loaders and plugins is simple
  • Doesn’t need watchman, symlinks work nicely
  • Helpful and easy to understand error messages
View on Github

3. React Native Package Manager (RNPM)

React Native Package Manager built to ease your daily React Native development. Inspired by CocoaPods, fastlane and react-native link it acts as your best friend and guides you through the native unknowns.

It aims to work with almost all packages available with no extra configuration required.

It comes prepackaged with React Native 0.60

View on Github

4. Generact

Tool for generating React components by replicating your own.


It’s intended to work no matter how your file structure is.

It already works with boilerplates such as create-react-app (above example), react-boilerplate and react-starter-kit

View on Github

5. React-native-exception-handler

A react native module that lets you register a global error handler that can capture fatal/non fatal uncaught exceptions.

The module helps prevent abrupt crashing of RN Apps without a graceful message to the user.

View on Github

another useful library is Async Storage Dev Menu Item

This module adds an item to your shaky menu that lets you see what’s in your AsyncStorage by logging it to your (JavaScript) console as one big object.

View on Github

Conclusion

As a React Native developer having and using the right React Native tooling libraries will Surely ease your React Native app development.

Preferences for particular React Native tooling libraries all boils down to what you will need them for.

The fullness of features, ease of use, mobility, or simplicity the options available are limitless. Give each one try and tell us which one meets your fancy.

Deven Rathore @http://twitter.com/devenrathore2

I'm Deven Rathore, a multidisciplinary & self-taught designer with 3 years of experience. I'm passionate about technology, music, coffee, traveling and everything visually stimulating. Constantly learning and experiencing new things.

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