I obviously think that React is awesome. But I have been looking for a strongly typed language to use together with React for a while now.
You probably don’t want a strongly typed language for smaller projects, because it takes more time to work with them. The idea is that you do a lot of “convert this string to a JSX element” etc.
Reason React is pretty awesome. You can use it almost like you would use React with some differences. One of them are that you only can have one component per file. And you do have something like Redux, but it is more like a combination of the default react state management and Redux; which unfortunately means that you don’t get something like the Connect HOC.
I’m going to use Reason for some of my side projects for now. And I think I would use it for work projects if I started them today.
Check it out if you like React, but would like something strongly typed.
The introduction of a type system makes it less elegant though. So stick with React if you want the tool that lets you build stuff as fast as possible. But it is excellent if you want something that limits the number of places with runtime errors.