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aldoblack
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Went from "I fucking hate ReactJS" to "Holy fucking shit. I have been watching React tutorials for 6 hours straight without pause."

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    like a good "holy fucking shit" or a bad "holy fucking shit"? I started the react lessons on freecodecamp a day or two ago. Seemed simple enough so far but I'm still waiting for the part that sticks out and says "hey you need to use this over vanilla."

    But then again I'm not working on anything super complicated at the moment either so what do I know 😂
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    @M1sf3t a good "holy fucking shit" . It has a good structure for microservice. When I concat my AngularJS code in a JS file it goes over 4000 lines of code (and growing). I can still use AngularJS, but unfortunately the market requires new fucking tech.

    Every time I make an interview for back end position I am being asked "Do you know React or Angular?" and I'm like, "I know AngularJS." And I can see the disappointment in their face.

    In every job requirement today, the word "React" will be there.
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    @aldoblack you know its funny you say that, I was consulting with my original "tech advisor" i.e. cousin a couple of months ago about where to get started on getting my head wrapped around just the general concepts of what web apps were. I thought angularjs might be a good place to start since it was an early implementation of the concept and also because it was just plain js. He says its a waste of time to learn something old and to just go with react. Which would've been fine except when I asked him well what about angular or something small like backbone and he didn't have anything to say other than he hadn't looked into them. Which of course told me that he was saying react not based on what I needed but because he was worried about having to answer questions later. Ok so legitimate concern, but still not the answer I was looking for. The discussion ends up getting a little heated and so we table it...
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    So the other night I'm talking to someone else about possibly getting involved with the project and react is suggested once again so I say fuck it, let me look back into it. Spent two or the hours at codecamp working on the curriculum that night.... Shit you not, I woke up to a text the very next morning saying "well, finally decided to try Angular out".... "Honestly I’ve come around to the idea that you should prob look at angular 🤣"...... 🤦🏻‍♂️
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    So you still hate react but at least you now know how to use it?
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    @ganjaman "What do we say kids? Thank you Stockholm's syndrome!"
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    AngularJS or Angular? Those are different.

    But I'd definitely say Angular is on par with React.
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    Js, at least I hope we were talking about js, otherwise that comment/short book I left would've been way out in left-field.

    You sure the new angular is just on par with react though, my cousin's been going on about the latter for months now and just working with angular for a day seemed to have changed his mind pretty quick.
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    And don't forget to use hooks for everything. Classes are bad, m'kay.
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    @M1sf3t Angular (not AngularJS) is a little bit more complicated that React. AngularJS is love. I felt in love with it in the first two hours and I have been using it in all my project in the past 2 years or so.
    But yeah, as you mentioned it. When it comes to new jobs or projects, new tech will be required. Even though I am focused on back end mostly, employers require to have knowledge in front end.
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    @aldoblack think you just summed up the argument we got into quite nicely. I thought Js would be a slightly smaller leap and he argued that whether it was or not it would be a pointless one.
    Really angular only got brought up at the time because he said something about using typescript with react instead of jsx, which not only threw me for a loop but also played on my deep seeded, 💯 irrational hatred for all things involving microsoft and yea that conversation escalated pretty quickly from there 😂
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