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oenonono profile image
Junk

Yes, lots of people are forcing other people to use CSS in JS. I am forced to use it at work.

And it's not about "doing things the same way." Even without React, we would not be doing things the same way as 30 years ago. HTML had changed. CSS has changed. JavaScript has changed. None of them existed in 1990, by the way.

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leob

Haha you're right, 30 years ago none of this existed. The very first website in history was put live on 20 December 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee) so that's less than 30 years ago, and Javascript was nowhere to be seen (not even CSS probably).

Also true that even without React we wouldn't be doing things the same way, all of the standards and APIs have evolved, a lot. My point is that React is just a "tool" to get work done, and ultimately it's just the DOM with markup and CSS, only with a different syntax and some build tools.