Why I don't miss React: a story about using the platform

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My initial focus was to introduce Web Components as the new fundamental building block of all new DevTools features and UI. With the recently launched Recorder panel along with others, there are now large parts of DevTools that are almost exclusively web components. By Jack Franklin.

When I left my React focused role behind I expected to find the transition hard, and miss what React had to offer. I’ve ended up finding the transition easier than expected and have come to really relish working closer to the platform’s primitives and maintaining more control over the software I write and in this blog post I’d like to share why that is.

The article then deals with:

  • Using the platform
  • Maintaining control
  • Pick dependencies that can be easily replaced
  • The cost of third party dependencies

One area where custom elements are lacking is some form of HTML templating solution that provides efficient re-rendering of HTML. I’d definitely recommend using a library for this, and we settled on lit-html. Nice read!

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