#78 React’s Five Fingers of Death. Master these five concepts, then master React.
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A few years ago, my friend Sean started telling me how this brand new front-end library called React was going to take over the web. At first I dismissed it as just another framework fad. But then I started hearing about React more and more, to the point where I felt like ignoring it just wasn’t an option anymore.
React is highly composable. And the API that enables that is props.children. It gives us the power to create a placeholder that is later filled with content from the outside.
The Netflix TV interface is constantly evolving as we strive to figure out the best experience for our members. For example, after A/B testing, eye-tracking research, and customer feedback we recently rolled out video previews to help members make better decisions about what to watch.