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Standardising on a front-end JavaScript Framework, Part II

Standardising on a front-end JavaScript Framework, Part II

By Scott Miller, Senior Software Engineer, Pulsion Technology At Pulsion, we’ve recently been discussing standardising what JavaScript front-end framework we should use across all future web development projects. However with the wealth of choices of JavaScript UI frameworks out there, this is far from a trivial decision. We decided to focus on the 2 largest players in the market – Angular and React. This 3-part blog series considers both frameworks, our investigation and conclusions. In part I we considered Angular – this blog post will take a look at React. React is the other current big player when talking about JavaScript frameworks. Although on paper it seems newer than Angular (having only been around since 2013, rather than Angular which has been around since 2009), when you factor in that Angular 2+ is essentially entirely different to Angular 1, then you realise that Angular 2+ has only been around since 2016. Which makes React much more of a mature platform. It’s made by Facebook, and has been battle tested by Facebook in their own live environments since 2011. React code is a bit of a culture shock for someone (such as myself) who’s never seen it before and is more…

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