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React Native and Electron
But, since I’m on this topic, it wouldn’t be fair to miss mentioning Vue.js and Angular.js which are very similar to React.js. But in all fairness, my experience has always been the best with React.js.
1. There’s a little something for everyone in it
4. Active User Community
A Couple of Sour Points
1. Browser Support
2. Difficulty in Debugging
Okay, I’m only going to say this once and deny having said it at all if asked again: there is no debugging facility in JS which makes it hard for even experienced developers to track and debug the problems. The browser doesn’t prompt any error, so it might take forever for the developer to find the issue. This is perhaps the only thing that its peers like C/C++ are better at.
What Does The Future Hold?
React has been popular right since its outset and one can say with a fairly decent amount of certainty that TypeScript too has gained a lot of traction. Unfortunately, I’m not so sure about Vue. You know, it doesn’t really bring anything different to the table. So, if there are people using it, they will probably not continue to for a very long time.
Quick Aside From the Blind Fortune Teller
You know how I feel about making predictions. I feel like I’m the blind fortune teller from Gotham who only seems to make predictions that are for his own benefit, until his last, biggest, and most important prediction about his loony son comes true. So, if you don’t agree with what I say, well, go easy, okay. It’s hard to make predictions about 10 years in technology. Nothing in this field is constant. What we’ve discussed here is based on the current trends. If something that no one in the market knows about just appears magically overnight, well, you can burn this post down and find me poring over that new bit of technology.
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