re: It is ⌚time to ditch ReactJS or Angular and use better web standards like web components😍 part 1 VIEW POST


Really really hoping part 2 is where you explain how much farther along and well defined the web components standards and cross-browser adoption in the past year or so is now surprisingly mature. Otherwise I would say your arguments are invalid sir


If we leave out the web components part and just look at the first part what would you think about this blog post?


Then it would be a mixed bag for me: while you're showing the kind of genuine dedication to finding the simplest and most elegant ways to build UIs, it also contains the kind of minor/medium flaws that come along with idealism. There are genuine obstacles in the way of reaching the most elegant and ideal ways of building the kind of front end applications we'd like to build.

For me, working on large JavaScript applications prior to jQuery, Bootstrap, and Angular 1.0 gives me an appreciation for the improvements those frameworks brought to help me get my work done. The sunsetting of those frameworks and making way for ones that offer more simplification and improvements to new problems (or ones the older frameworks couldn't solve very well) are worth celebrating. Throughout the article here I ran across sections that hint that you might not have as much of that history under your belt to notice ways you've come full circle or are suggesting solutions that re-introduce old problems.

So far Polymer seems to be one of the better ways to work with web components in a scalable way, but it has limits and (hopefully you'll shed some light on this in part 2) I'm curious if browser support is far enough along to base a front end architecture on it that can scale to large teams for companies with heavy public facing traffic.

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