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Discussion on: You don’t need React for building websites

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I personally use hyperapp instead of frameworks like react or angular whenever possible. That said, frameworks that allow you to program in a more declarative fashion are enourmously critical to the development of websites that are more then just a simple landing page or contact form. These frameworks make the codebase more reusable, readable, and in some cases bug resistant. Also, you often right far less code, because your using jsx or some type of programmable template. I find that codebases without frameworks usually spend way more time telling the browser how to do every small thing rather then what the site should look like given a certain state.