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Discussion on: React devs, why did you start using React?

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Suraj Auwal • Edited on

I recently did a poll on this topic on Twitter and guess what?
job opportunities got the most vote, popularity been the second and simplicity the last.

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Seth Corker Author

I knew a bit about React but you're right, the driving force behind really learning it was for a job.

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Suraj Auwal

"How long have you been working with JavaScript? "

10 years

Your experience with React?
None.

I am sorry, we can't offer you this position.

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Seth Corker Author

If that’s happened, it’s probably for the best. If they can’t see you’re an experienced JS developer who could pick up React in a week, they probably won’t be great to work with.

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Suraj Auwal

Yes the situation applies to when the interviewer is a recruiter with no tech experience whatsoever (it happens a lot)

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Seth Corker Author

My favourite is when I get LinkedIn messages about jobs requiring 10 years of Java experience because β€œyou’re an expert at JavaScirpt”...

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Suraj Auwal

Lol! I bet they'd still looking up till now.