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Discussion on: The best way to learn React is.. to learn Angular?!

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Juan F Gonzalez

In a way, I agree with the title in the sense of "know Angular beforehand to see how much better you could be doing things with React".

After having to learn both to work with on enterprise projects, I prefer React hands down. I feel Angular is too cumbersome and one needs like a lot of boilerplate to get started (I know it's useful to have an opinionated way to do things and to scale better but still...)

Still, I don't really like either of them as much as plain JS but they're the most popular and the ones that have given me work for the last 2.5 years so yeah...

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Michael Di Prisco Author

I agree with most of your comment. You HAVE to learn one of those two to get a nice job but still, vanila JS gives you that bit of "Hey man, I'll take care of it" vibe on your projects ahah

Still, I guess React is more vanillajs*ish*, so maybe that's why many experienced developers choose it. Don't you agree?

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Juan F Gonzalez

I think that makes sense. Taking out JSX, React is pretty much a more organized way of writing vanilla JS.
And I can see how if someone is already very used to writing JS, putting the markup and the styling inside .js files will make them feel "at home".
Especially with hooks, nowadays React looks like your writing "just javascript"