In 2016 I started my career in development, and at the end of the year, I created a mobile app using Ionic 2 (Angular 2).
It was very familiar to me because I used to do C# and Asp.net, so the structure was similar and made it easy for me to learn, we had the app ready for download at play store in a couple (or maybe a couple's couple) of months.
From that time up to now I learned so many things and React got into my radar. During some time I bootstrapped a few projects but never gave them much attention. So when I finally started a project (and did some work on it), I realized that a lot of things were better than Angular, and a few I wish were like it.
But what "disturbs" me the most, is the fact that React is considered a library and not a framework.
When I think of a JS library, jQuery immediately comes to mind. All you got to do to use it is add the script in your HTML (or import however you like) and voila, $ is ready for you.
It doesn't feel the same way about React. Maybe it's just a lack of knowledge from my part but, it behaves much more like Angular than jQuery.
Of course syntax is different and whatnot, but when I think about the use of a library it's much simpler than react's.
Am I being ignorant to what React really is or someone else feels like this?
Thank you all very much.