Choosing Ember over React in 2016
Jesse Pollak

As I do understand, conventions manifest often in the setting of defaults for configurations. These defaults are inherently opinionated, and therefor hinder the free development of innovation in a open source community. As it will always favor a specific solution over another.

Conventions over configurations comes to the benefit for small team, beginners and is in general more fun to code with. But it comes at the cost of being much slower in adopting new patterns and innovations. As there is currently so much speed in javascript development happening, I wonder if for now configuration do outpace conventions, until the battle field has settled.

React has acknowledged the situation and tries to get the best of both world with its quest for a React CLI. Did you know about it at the time of writing?