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Vue.js

I find using Vue.js to be easier (more concise / less boilerplate) and more intuitive than writing React. However, there are a lot more readily available React components that I can just plug into my projects. I'm debating whether to use Vue.js or React for an upcoming project that I'm going to use to help teach a friend how to build an interactive frontend. Which would you recommend I use?

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Vue.js

Having developed in both Vue.js and React, I agree with your assessment of Vue. It does feel light and easier to understand and therefore learn. Seeing that Vue has some genetic roots with React, I would say start your friend out on Vue. If they need to learn React later, that should give them a good foundation. If you have a Pluralsight subscription, look for my course on Vue.js and feel free to use the demo project as a starting point.

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Cyrus Stoller
Cyrus Stoller
August 17th 2019 at 6:12PM

Good stuff. Mind sharing a link to your pluralsight course, happy to pass that along to my friend. I appreciate the insight.

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Mark Scott
Mark Scott
August 18th 2019 at 7:07PM

Sure thing... https://app.pluralsight.com/library/courses/building-business-applications-vuejs/table-of-contents

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I've used both Vue.js and React and I would stick with React. I know that Vue.js seems easier to write and its much faster to pick up however as you mentioned above React has way more ready made components you can just plugin, and the community for React is very big.

It might be a bit more of a steep learning curve for your friend to learn React over Vue.js but I think in the long run its the better option.

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Michael Mota
Michael Mota
August 20th 2019 at 9:14PM

React is beautiful. I've never used Vue.js but for what I've heard it's easy and fast to learn but, once you dominate the essentials of react and how it actually works, you become a "magician". I really think React it's just beautiful 馃槏.

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humbler stub
humbler stub
June 10th 2020 at 6:46PM

Hi ! What's your take on (React + Angular) vs (React + ReactNative)? Currently I am in a phase in which I am trying to decide a lifetime stack for me to sustain in the market. Needs advice/suggestion.

Thanks in Advance.

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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
June 10th 2020 at 7:09PM

Hey Islam, I would suggest if you are going to use React you use React Native + React and not Angular... Mixing frameworks like Angular and React can become tricky. But if you are looking to become hirable I'd say React and React Native is a good choice. I'm noticing less and less companies that use Angular.

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