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Discussion on: Why I moved from React to Svelte and others will follow

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Jeff Caldwell • Edited on

As a brand new developer I'm so glad Svelte is available. It's helped me to create projects that work while I learn the fundamentals of JavaScript. The ability to declare variables and functions and use them directly in the markup is the first thing I found attractive. I know it's not all that different than template literals but it's been very helpful.

The other thing I find helpful for learning is that components are separated into script, markup, and style sections. It's very easy to keep track of what's happening inside of a component. That and safe component scope has really helped.

Finally, and this was a big deal, I was able to finish a simple teleprompter app within a couple of weeks and upload the contents of the build directory to a plain-old Apache web server and everything worked. I didn't have to learn how to deploy, didn't have to push anything to github etc.

I'm sure I'll explore other frameworks but I have to say Svelte has been a fantastic way to learn.