February 24, 2018

Went down a bit of a CSS-Tricks rabbit hole over lunch today.

Started with Complexity. I've enjoyed all of the recent point / counterpoints about the increasing complexity of front end development. This is a nice summary.

That led me to The Future of Front End Web Development. Totally agree with everything in there, maybe with the exception of 'the line between native and web is blurring.' I'd probably just put that one in the future-future of front end web development category. Not quite there yet, but looking forward to when it is more of a reality.

And then that led me to When Does a Project Need React. The more comfortable I become with how state is managed in a framework like React, the more insane our old jQuery tricks to jam state into the DOM seem. That said, not all projects have complex state.