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ComponentKit excels at powering list views with complex content. It was built to power Facebook’s News Feed on iOS.
- Simple and Declarative: Just like React itself. Why React? sums up these benefits.
- Scroll Performance: All layout is performed on a background thread, ensuring the main thread isn’t tied up measuring text. 60FPS is a breeze even for deep, complex layouts like Facebook’s News Feed.
- View Recycling: By requiring all view configurations to be expressed declaratively, ComponentKit makes error-free view recycling automatic.
- Composability: By encouraging heavy use of composition, it’s possible to build UIs as complex as News Feed without any single component exceeding 300 lines of code.
- Interfaces that aren’t lists or tables aren’t ideally suited to ComponentKit since it is optimized to work well with a
- Dynamic gesture-driven UIs are currently hard to implement in ComponentKit; consider using AsyncDisplayKit.
- ComponentKit is built on Objective-C++. There is no easy way to interoperate with Swift since Swift cannot bridge to C++. Experimental projects like Few.swift or Katana are exploring how React’s concepts could be applied in Swift.