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Facebook devs devise Hermes to push cross-platform JavaScript to godlike speeds

Facebook devs devise Hermes to push cross-platform JavaScript to godlike speeds

July 12th, 2019|Tags: , , |

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React Native is an open source mobile application framework created by Facebook to develop apps for Android, iOS and Universal Windows Platform using JavaScript, React and native platform components.It's supposed advantage is that developers can target all three mobile platforms with a single code base; but as with any cross-platform framework, there are trade offs in terms of performance, security and flexibility.

Hermes aims to address the performance trade-off, which is particularly acute for Facebook because it has complicated JavaScript-dependent mobile apps.A developer who works for a Facebook rival told The Register that the success of Hermes will remain tied to the success of React Native unless it gets taught how to compile to platforms other than Android.

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