In 2019 we started building a library for building node based UIs, and decided to call it “React Flow.” It’s a nice name, so of course “reactflow” and “react-flow” were already taken. The best option we had for us was “react-flow-renderer,” so we took what we could get.
Howdy! Here’s a dispatch straight from our desks about what’s happened in the last couple of months at React Flow: updates, news, and a peek behind-the-scenes. Here we go.
A lot has happened since we published our last blog post six months ago. We got our first pro subscribers, we hired John who helps us with the docs, communication and community and we are all working full time on React Flow 🥳. Today we are releasing a new major version with lots of new features and very few breaking changes (unlike the last major update..).
Almost two years ago we open sourced React Flow that was built for our flow-based data processing tool Datablocks. Since then we invested more and more time in React Flow and it got a lot of traction (25k+ website visitors per month, 9k+ stars on Github, 1k+ Discord members, 100k+ weekly downloads on npm).