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Discussion on: Vue.js vs. React — Not Your Usual Comparison

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leob • Edited on

The problem is, at some point you "get it" and you understand how it works, but you only retain that knowledge if you keep using it ... if you don't use it for some time, then it fades away (I compare it to learning calculus and differential equations during math lessons, it's not hugely difficult per se and it's possible to learn it but don't ask me to do it 4 or 5 months later, sad to say it's all gone).

It's arcane knowledge and it doesn't come naturally. And note that most of this has gone away after hooks were added to React, so none of this HOC and props stuff and whatever was really that fundamental after all, it's just a bag of tricks (with trade-offs) to technically accomplish something.

This is what I've always seen as the biggest drawback of React, none of this stuff lets me focus on solving "business problems", while Vue lets me do just that.

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Exactly! With Vue, I focus just on the business problem.

With React, I first need to think about possible solutions and pick something from 3 different options.

In Vue, there’s usually just one option - and it’s the simplest one for sure.