I'm looking at React.js, and trying to see if it can help me with my recurring sets of data that I have on various pages. All the data is from a database, say a list of names and addresses, a tabular set of data, semantically tags.
I might need that set of information on more than one page. I'm using a PHP MVC framework (in-house), so I can call that data as needed, but I don't know if I'm able to consider the set a "component."
I don't want overkill, but I might have lots of sets of data like that, and the data will be related (from some RDBMS). If I have a name and address, I may want to see how many orders I sent there. Is that orders set a component I can build? Examples could be multiplied.
Almost everything is from a form that is submitted and returns read only data. No inserts, updates or deletes, only select.
Is something like Angular.js a better suited framework? Overkill?
I had this on SO but deleted it. I think it is more of a design question.