re: Is front-end development having an identity crisis? VIEW POST


Just a note, Angular and React are not languages they are frameworks/libraries.


I never said either were a language.

“Where do we draw the line then in terms of what is considered a front-end language or framework?

Which frameworks or libraries then should be part of the role's scope if we are excluding PHP, C#, Java etc? JQuery for example is a the perfect tool for building interactivity for the web, where most front-end developers might argue that it's better to learn Vue.

Libraries like React on the other hand requires a developer to learn concepts that traditionally were not associated with the front-end”


? you said exactly that.

Languages like Angular and React require developers to have a much deeper understanding of programming concepts; concepts that might have historically been associated only with the back-end. MVC, functional programming, high-order functions, hoisting... hard concepts to grasp if your background is in HTML, CSS and basic interactive JavaScript.


A JavaScript library for building user interfaces


One framework. Mobile & desktop.

BTW it was just a suggestion.

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