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Gabriel Antunes
Gabriel Antunes

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Is React a framework?

Why do people keep saying that React is a framework if on its official page it says react is a lib?

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Michael Gee

I believe people get confused with thinking React is a "framework" because it is commonly discussed and compared to Angular & Vue which are JavaScript frameworks.

React is much more unopinionated and focuses on its main purpose of component rendering with a huge ecosystem of people and other libraries that fill in the gaps.

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Daniel Ivanov

Hi, there is a difference between react and react-stack. React itself is a library, yes. But if you want to build real world app - you need a join ecosystem stuff to consistent system.