A Skeptics Guide to React
by Alan Wong
Sat, Apr 15, 2023
This isn't a sales pitch for React. This is instead a talk about how and why we all have to deal with this "not framework/library" to make all our applications. This will go through the SPA vs. MPA wars, why the industry uses React, The fundamentals how and why React is what it is, State vs. Props, Class components vs. Functional components, Lifecycle methods vs. State Hooks, and (very briefly) React Native. If you just want to know how "to make the button do the thing" at work, this probably is for you.
About the Author
Currently a Software Engineer at Microsoft for Dynamics 365, but haven't forgotten his midwestern software engineering roots at smaller companies like Platinum Supplemental Insurance in Dubuque, Iowa. Works right now in mobile web applications using React and React Native for D365, but sorta wishes he was working in .NET again.