In the beginning, what scared me off of frameworks the most was React. Admittedly, I was a much more novice developer, but that didn’t stop me trying to dive head first into the world of frameworks, straight into the most popular. I initially tested the waters with a couple scattershot projects, but didn’t really try until I decided to revamp the NodeMC dashboard using React. It actually went okay, and I got some of the basics done (see the v6 branch). Unfortunately I went too fast, flew too close to the sun if you will, and lost interest, trying to spread myself too thin by looking into how to build it as a mobile app, while also trying to learn the new ES6 CORE codebase thanks to Jared’s rewrite. Regardless of the circumstances, I somehow instated in my head that frameworks were too much of a hassle, especially considering that the previous dashboard I had functioned perfectly anyways.
Regardless of your personal stance on frameworks, I encourage everyone to give Vue.js a chance, or whichever framework we’re talking about next week. You don’t have to immediately jump onto the React train, because some may find it overwhelming, as I did, and completely turn themselves off on the idea of frameworks. It’s important to start small, not necessarily with whatever is the most popular thing out there.Written on October 17th, 2017 by Gabriel Simmer (@gmem_)