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I have heard a lot of trash talk towards ReactJS lately. With the release of TSX (JSX for Typescript), people are saying that React is just a fad, and will die out in not time. It is kind of dissuading me from using ReactJS in an upcoming web-app project. What is the opinion of this community. Should I use React, or is it really that bad? I don't want to use Angular, because I still feel like the shift to Angular 2.0 is going to be hard.
I think most of it is a fad. I've heard JQuery is going to get replaced by Angular in the near future. Earlier today I read about D3.js which actually looks really nice if you need to chart something. What happened to mustache.js? I heard about that and a few others and not much else.
To me, it is best to do what your organization wants to do and if your coworkers can support it if you are not there. And if a particular library has some functionality that is beneficial to your project, then it is worth a try. Trying to learn and use them all doesn't make for better software.
Everything in IT is a fad and will be obsolete at some point. React.js is a superb tool. The naysayers are probably Angular.js users anyway.
The fact that React.js is used in production by Facebook and Instagram at least gives some indication that it's going to be around for a while. Nothing lasts for ever in IT, so use whatever is the most appropriate today, as tomorrow something else will come around to replace it.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare
people are saying that React is just a fad, and will die out in not time.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Canadians. Little girls. I've met both. They don't really mix. When Canadians don't know quite who they're fishing for, they like exploiting British influences. It's the old one-two. They go round making anti-Semitic remarks about persons unknown. That doesn't work, they fish for unknown Valley girls. But hey. That's music for you. It's a form of communication. When they cross reference Jewish with Valley and they're almost home. Even if that's a pile of Canadian rubble by the time they realise who they're messing with.
Meanwhile back in 'the land of my fathers' they're listening to Bruce Springsteen I guess.
Well. That's failure for you.
25 years. You didn't get it from me. Not the British. Not the Canadians. Not both together. Not even when I was drugged for fifteen years.
So you went long and made me a friend. From Objectivist heaven.
On behalf of the British. What the hell. Well that seems to be the reference that got you there. But you have to realise that while you bust me up. A little. I was listening. I'm a good listener. I know your children. Your real children.
Which is a hell of a thing.
Anyway what can I say? I loved Canada. I had the time of my life.
That's me I guess. Sorry guys.