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React vs Xamarin: What are the differences?

React: A JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project; Xamarin: Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#. Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

React and Xamarin are primarily classified as "Javascript UI Libraries" and "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools respectively.

"Components", "Virtual dom" and "Performance" are the key factors why developers consider React; whereas "Power of c# on mobile devices", "Native apps with native ui controls" and "Native performance" are the primary reasons why Xamarin is favored.

React is an open source tool with 132K GitHub stars and 24.5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to React's open source repository on GitHub.

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Facebook are some of the popular companies that use React, whereas Xamarin is used by Olo, Crowdkeep, and GoFormz. React has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3224 company stacks & 3093 developers stacks; compared to Xamarin, which is listed in 75 company stacks and 66 developer stacks.

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What is React?

Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.

What is Xamarin?

Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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