React.js Boilerplate vs YUI Library: What are the differences?
Some of the features offered by React.js Boilerplate are:
- Using react-transform-hmr, your changes in the CSS and JS get reflected in the app instantly without refreshing the page. That means that the current application state persists even when you change something in the underlying code! For a very good explanation and demo, watch Dan Abramov himself talking about it at react-europe.
- Redux is a much better implementation of a flux–like, unidirectional data flow. Redux makes actions composable, reduces the boilerplate code and makes hot–reloading possible in the first place. For a good overview of redux, check out the talk linked above or the official documentation!
On the other hand, YUI Library provides the following key features:
- Lightweight core and modular architecture
- Scalable, fast, and robust
- Intuitive and well-documented API
React.js Boilerplate is an open source tool with 23.2K GitHub stars and 4.69K GitHub forks. Here's a link to React.js Boilerplate's open source repository on GitHub.