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Discussion on: Missing Introduction To React

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Uriel dos Santos Souza

so this video will have to suffice

Watching this I have to wonder how much of "the web is slower than native" is just a self-fulfilling prophecy (or even an excuse).

even small differences add up.

Tell that to the "nobody cares in the end if things are < 100kb" and "premature optimization" types (who presumably never heard of avoiding gratuitous pessimization).

React promises upcoming ways to address these problems

"So the engineers at Facebook in a stroke of maniacal genius said β€œto hell with the W3C and to hell with best practices!” and decided to completely abstract away the browser, …"
Mark Nutter - Modern Web Development (2016)

React Server Components seem to take the whole "build a browser just for React" notion to an entirely new level.

That bakeoff’s official conclusion: β€œperformance is an application concern, not the platform’s fault”..

… really?

"What is clear: right now, if you’re using a framework to build your site, you’re making a trade-off in terms of initial performanceβ€”even in the best of scenarios.

Some trade-off may be acceptable in the right situations, but it’s important that we make that exchange consciously."

Tim Kadlec - The Cost of Javascript Frameworks (2020)

If the platform is the fundamental limiting component then it's the platform's fault …

My checklist of requirements are…

No honourable(, hopeful) mention for Solid Start? 😁

Great post as always, Thank You!