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


Ditching frameworks for web components implies that frameworks only provide with a view layer, but is it true? If I had to build a scalable, big enterprise level application with web components alone, how am I to justify to the business the amount of time needed to go framework-less? By saying that FB will drop React at any time? In truth they're investing pretty heavily in it. And so is Google with Angular.

I totally appreciate the underlying meaning of the post, but looking at reality, and most importantly at real world business, I don't see completely ditching a framework, today, as a viable choice.


So how does reactjs help with big scalable apps?

You need a bunch of extra stuff starting from a router to some state management.

You can still use frameworks but they should be interchangeable. If you think about microservices then it would be the same issue if you would need to throw away the whole system just because you changed one microservice. This would be not a good pattern right?

FB will not drop ReactJS but google does throw away a lot of stuff if they think they don't need it.


With its ecosystem, tooling, 3rd parties, let alone how much people love using it. Do Web Components, today, offer the same? No. Will they? Who knows, maybe?

At AngularConnect 2019 it was said Google uses Angular internally for thousands of projects (source). I am not sure they'd be happy to replace them all over again any time soon :)

Google also invests a lot in polymer

Google was the main force behind web components

So why should they now ditch it?

Yeah, no such changes happen overnight but at some point, we have to start. At some point reactjs was only used by facebook now it is everywhere ;)

I think angular has an option to use web components for a lot of its functionality. I would guess google will push more towards using that in the future.

Yes, they will!

They started that web component thing in the first place with version v0.


The React core team has literally no plan if Facebook stops that investment or moves on to something else. And, unlike some other open source projects, React's staff and destiny are entirely employed and controlled by Facebook.

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