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Discussion on: Ready to move from jQuery to shiny reactivess?

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I 100% agree with you. I'm a Web developer and designer. I make apps in react. But Tbh when it comes to websites. The amount of jquery I have to write is minimal. I have written animation sequences that are triggered by add class remove class. I don't see the need for other frame works Tbh. Jquery will be around for years to come. I think alot of people hate it. But it's incredibly useful and as you said convenience If It didn't have a simple class selector $(".class") I'd just make my own.

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Thanks for the comment. I'm rather against direct DOM manipulations. When worked with React I was finding inconvenient to add/remove classes etc. However, when I started working with SolidJS, there is a very neat concept called signals and it's useful for managing local state. Similar to React hooks but conceptually even simpler. Still, I can imagine jQuery makes sense when having HTML pages with some animations. On the other hand, the tool I've been building is exactly about using HTML and give that simple experience. OK, it's slightly extended by useful attribute directives and Solid's signals but still much closer to basics than any modern framework.