Reacting favorably to a simple framework
The assigned video — Pete Hunt’s presentation React: Rethinking best practices — resulted in more questions than answers about a framework that veers off the MVC path and focuses more on the “View” part of the software development equation.
The decision to dig deeper to gain a better understanding of this new library resulted in spending several hours reading a host of articles of best practices from large companies that made the switch to the framework, as well as signing up for an additional online class.
Further research also netted a video Introduction to React.js from Facebook developers Tony Occhino and Jordan Walke. While the video is lengthy, the gem is the Q&A session that follows the duo’s presentation. There’s no better way to learn about the framework than hearing from the developers who came up with the concept. Where’s the “like” button?
I now understand why this framework is getting a lot of attention among software developers and businesses. I look forward to building applications using this framework in the future.