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Component Interop With React And Custom Elements

Today we’ll look at how to wrap React components using Custom Elements, allowing us to interop with Web Component-based libraries using the DOM as a simple configuration API. Similar to libraries like Polymer, React cares about composition, lifecycle events and modularity so seeing how well it fits with Web Components is an interesting thought experiment.

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Front-end Choice Paralysis

Cross-posted from my article on the Pastry Box

A problem we regularly face in this industry is an abundance of choice. We have a plethora of tools, frameworks, languages, abstractions and platforms. Choice is ultimately good for competition and innovation, however when faced with too many choices, we can feel paralysis. Rather than making a choice we feel frozen and alone with the indecision of having too many options in front of us. This isn’t necessarily an industry problem — it’s a human problem.

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