re: Why the React community is missing the point about Web Components VIEW POST

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As an employee I'm very familiar with front-end libraries and frameworks and I use them everyday (because I have to and that's how I get paid, I work on a team after all). As a developer I have an increasing disdain for these front end shiny things. I like learning how things work and how to make things. I have no idea why everyone is so obsessed with "there's a library that does that for you!". Am I the only person that actually enjoys making fast, responsive custom UI's from scratch? Am I the only person who wants to figure out what a library is doing so I can code it myself? I got into web/app development because it is enjoyable to make this stuff. Not because I wanted to get great at installing libraries that do everything for me...

Also, most large front-end frameworks are amazing. The people behind them are geniuses and the work they do is incredible. But I've personally seen, that even at an enterprise level, these frameworks simply are overkill. Most web apps being built with them could have been made with virtually nothing front-end wise but html, css and javascript. These frameworks are so robust I would compare them to a sports car/monster truck/space rocket. If you need launch off to a new planet and drive around on the surface, bingo! But if you need to get milk from a grocery store, just hop on your moped...

Business requirements ≠ the trendiest/ most hyped up tech being thrown around...

Having said all that. I move away from React/Angular/Vue and write vanilla web components every chance I get! I love'm and they are the future.

Jquery is dead. Long live Jquery...

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