Lesson learned in a large web project using React.js
April 9, 2016
Currently I’m involved in a very large web project, constructing very complex UI functionality. We’re doing it with React.JS. So far, so good…
A few weeks ago, one of our team members came up with the idea to follow more of the guidelines Dan Abramov has published for developing good React frontends and assumed good architectures. Already at this time I mentioned that this seems to be some of the worst practices we learned already 15 years ago from JSP development. But he wasn’t convinced and followed blindly without thinking about the advice.
Use your brain to think about the requirements and your possible approaches and solutions. After that start coding. Not before!
I don’t say that everything that Dan Abramov says is wrong, but you always have to put it in the context of your application and then you have to prove if it is good or not for your own requirements and application!