ALL of these "front end frameworks" -- and we can include HTML/CSS ones in this -- are utter and total TRASH that piss on the entire process.
When people talk about this idiocy being "simpler" or "better" I genuinely have ZERO blasted clue what people are talking about.
More code, bloated code, improper separation of concerns, lack of graceful degradation and accessibility... where the **** does the "easier" or "better" come into it?
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For those who cannot understand why I say it’s not accessible:
Again, scripting off graceful degradation does not exist with it, so if you use it on a public-facing website where you have no control over what UA the user visits with, it fails under the “perceivable” requirement. BECAUSE THERE’S NO FLIPPING CONTENT SCRIPTING OFF / BLOCKED / IRRELEVANT!!!
And that’s why those of you claiming otherwise? Well, I suspect you’ve drunk too deeply of the tainted flavor-aid.