You've started an interesting article. I look forward to the next one.
I get your point about the standards being a better way to develop for the web.
When I first started learning react, I got this feeling of absurdity.
I started with html in '99.
It was like most of this is meaningless after you build the project!
It compiled into minified code completely unreadable.
I also got concerned with the future of these frameworks and quit learning react. I chose Vue instead. Mostly because I don't trust fb and Angular showed me what any of these frameworks could become.
I'm not completely convinced of Vue either, I like how it's not owned by one of the big three. These frameworks essentially do the same thing, just slightly differently.
I don't know where I go with this series
I did not think that it will get this much attention.
I'm now developing web things since 2006 and I have seen this cycle several times now.
But in the end, what has been always there were the standards.
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