Tuesday, 15th August 2023
Someone asked me today if there was a case for using React in a new app that doesn’t need to support IE.
I could not come up with a single reason to prefer it over Preact or (better yet) any of the modern reactive Web Components systems (FAST, Lit, Stencil, etc.).
One of the constraints is that the team wanted to use an existing library of Web Components, but React made it hard. This is probably going to cause them to favour Preact for the bits of the team that want React-flavoured modern webdev.
It’s astonishing how antiquated React is.