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Kavitha Balachandran, Senior Software Engineer at software development company Fingent Technologies, says to keep in mind that at the end of the day frameworks are tools developers use to make their job easier. This means your specific needs should always be the main criteria when selecting one web framework over another. And, Balachandran says, the first framework you start learning doesn’t mean a whole lot in the bigger picture—whichever framework you start with won’t lock you into a path for life, it will simply get the ball rolling en route to learning other frameworks should the need arise.
Similar to Vue, React is designed for gradual implementation, meaning you can use as little or as much React on your website as your particular needs require. React can be added directly to HTML pages, after which it can be expanded throughout the page or limited to specific interactive widgets. Balachandran says that—like Vue—React has a relatively even learning curve and a supportive developer community. Vue may be edging out React as the framework darling of the moment in some quarters, but its strength in the job market makes it another worthy choice for a first framework to learn.
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