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Content delivery has experienced significant changes since websites were being built by scratch with HTML and CSS. Using a CMS has made it more efficient to create, organize and distribute content. However, as people started using different devices, there became a need to develop and manage content that could be delivered to a PC, phone, tablet or smartwatch. Using React CMS provides this functionality and offers several benefits.

Solving the Problem of Distributing Content to Multiple Devices

Using a headless CMS allows you to manage and serve content via an API to various devices. It decouples the UI and data management to provide flexibility in the way content is displayed. This allows you to choose the technology you use and the look and feel of your data. Contentful probably sums it up best with this quote, “Simply get all your data in a structured way (or at least the data you initially need, think about loading times) and render it on the fly.” Along with the API, you’re able to use the framework you like best, which is where using React CMS can be beneficial. This eliminates the need to manage a database or use a backend script to render your site. Simply put by Contentful, “API-first CMSs separates your content management from the content display, thus enabling an easier understanding of what is going.”

Using a Virtual DOM Helps Performance

Typically, manipulating the DOM can lead to web performance issues, especially as websites have become more dynamic. To solve this problem, it can help to use React CMS, which utilizes a virtual DOM. If you need to make a change to content, it’s reflected in the virtual DOM first. Then the diffing algorithm checks for differences using a step-by-step process, comparing differences in child elements. When differences are noted, only those objects that differ are updated on the actual DOM, which speeds up performance

Code Reusability

Component-Based Architecture (CBA ) is another factor that makes using this framework easier for developers to maintain and grow a codebase. Components are reusable, which can help provide consistency. Several small components can be used to make up a larger component. Each of these small components interacts independently from each other. This can make it easier to respond quickly when editing needs to be completed. Content can be enhanced through a third-party API and reused across different channels, enabling you with real-time integration.

Combines Flexibility With Readability

JSX is a syntax extension used with this framework when building components. It allows code and HTML/XML-like text to coexist. You can easily mix data objects with the rich text due to the flexibility of CBA and the readability of HTML. XML syntax is added to JavaScript, which can boost maintainability and readability. This can also help standardize your codebase and make it more efficient to organize, which can be highly beneficial over the long-term.

Growing Ecosystem

Utilizing this framework will provide you with one of the most advanced JavaScript libraries. In addition, its popularity should help create growth in its ecosystem, which is always helpful to have when one of your goals is to increase efficiency. React CMS also has continued support from technical experts at Facebook, which helps keep it up-to-date and easier to use.

Choosing this framework to help you build a CMS and deliver content should make it more effective for you to provide information to users.

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