The React Story: How Facebook's Instagram Acquisition Led To The Open Sourcing of React.js


StackShare Weekly Digest

October 19, 2017


After a long hiatus, our podcast Stack Stories is back! Trust us, this was worth the wait. We sat down with none other than Pete Hunt, one of the original creators of React and the first engineer from Facebook to join the Instagram team, to get the untold, in-depth origin story of React. Hard to believe that one of the most popular JavaScript UI libraries on Earth got to be so popular all because Instagram needed a web presence to get SEO juice 👀 Sound a bit far-fetched? Listen to the full story and get the details on why React was originally created, how Facebook lost the mobile battle but won the war, and how React gained adoption within Facebook and eventually across the world. P.S. StackShare is hiring React Engineers

The React Story featuring Pete Hunt



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