Josh Collinsworth joshcollinsworth.com

"React isn't great at anything except being popular"  ↦

Josh Collinsworth (an unapologetic React non-fan) writes on his blog about the ubiquity of React:

I don’t know what the future of front-end looks like. Nobody really does. But it’s a very safe bet that React will continue to be the thing for a very long time.

If you’re learning front-end development in the hopes of getting a job, or trying to level up your career, and React is a knowledge gap for you, it seems like the safest bet you could make. React isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. That said, however…

But why does React remain on top?

Because we don’t always value the strongest choice as much as we value consensus. (In fact, you could make an argument that consensus is the strongest choice, in many ways.)

React keeps getting picked…because React keeps getting picked.

But there’s a ton more to unpack. Josh got into the details on the best choice for the job, covering: Performance, learning curve, bundle size, scalability, community and support, financial backing, hireability, and developer experience.

Should I spoil it for you? Nah. Read Josh’s words for the full story.


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