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CodePush vs Expo: What are the differences?
CodePush belongs to "Cross-Platform Mobile Tools" category of the tech stack, while Expo can be primarily classified under "Cross-Platform Mobile Development".
CodePush and Expo are both open source tools. It seems that Expo with 6.79K GitHub stars and 793 forks on GitHub has more adoption than CodePush with 3.7K GitHub stars and 393 GitHub forks.
Discontinuity, PUBLY, and Mifos Initiative are some of the popular companies that use Expo, whereas CodePush is used by Microsoft, ZeeMee, and Alertbox. Expo has a broader approval, being mentioned in 29 company stacks & 26 developers stacks; compared to CodePush, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
Hello guys, I am new here. So, if I posted without specific guidelines, please ignore.
Basically, I am an iOS developer and developing native apps for the last three years. Recently, I started learning React Native to develop apps for both platforms. If anyone out there knows any useful resources that will become a better react native developer.
Well, the first resource I would recommend you is my upcoming book by Packt Publishing, "Professional React Native", but it's due late January next year :) . Now jokes aside (the book's real by the way :) ), the easiest way to build a iOS/Android/Web app with React Native is to do: npm install -g expo-cli expo init some-project cd some-project expo eject
You might have heard of Expo, but trust me, stay away from it. Expo highest value is that it's an already pre-configured 3 platforms environment, but if you don't eject then you're vendor-locked to what Expo has to offer in iOS and Android, which is very poor compared to going full React Native on these platforms, they can't even handle Google Sign In properly and by the way, even if your app is 10 lines of code your app size will be over 40 MB if you don't eject, yep it's that bad, plus the performance is regular and the loading times slow, not to mention that you're stuck with their build service which the free tier makes you wait for hours for a free build slot. It's important to note that when ejecting you don't lose the Web, you simply do expo start --web to start your dev environment and expo build:web to build a static website that you can serve with any web server. Regarding state management, don't bother with "lifting state up" philosophies mixed with Context API to manage your state, lifting state is a great pattern and helps your codebase, Context is great to avoid prop-drilling, but NEVER mix them to achieve app-wide state management, for that, simply go for Redux or MobX, the hype is all about Redux, but I consider MobX far better in many aspects. However, as you're getting new into this I would recommend you start with Redux AND PLEASE grab yourself npm install @manaflair/redux-batch so that you can batch updates and don't bring your app to a crawl. Forget that "connect HOC" thing with React-Redux, don't bother for a second with it, go with Hooks and useSelector and useDispatch and the likes, it will make your code SO much cleaner and smaller. Adopt clean and new Hooks philosophy, avoid writing class components as much as possible and write function components augmented with Hooks.
Pros of CodePush
- Only JS changes will be reflected0
Pros of Expo
- Hot Reload13
- Easy to learn9
- Common ios and android app setup9
- Open Source6
- Builds into a React Native app5
- PWA supported2
- Plugins for web use with Next.js1