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James Shore gives a thumbs up to React JS, but not for the reasons you might expect

Updated: at 11:16 PM

React JS is not accidentally opinionated. It is quite testable. It is SEO compatible. You should use it.

James Shore is host of the screencast Let’s Code: Test-Driven JavaScript. He gives an excellent breakdown on choosing React.

An Unconventional Review of React | Let’s Code JavaScript

Over the 5-10+ years I’ll be supporting my product, will this code cause me more trouble than it’s worth?

It’s not about how much work the library saves me in initial implementation. Oh, no. That’s trivial in comparison. No, it’s about much maintenance it costs me over the life of my app.

I have five criteria I consider.

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