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Me and an earlier colleague had the same fight, that he could rewrite my 10000 lines of vanilla JavaScript code for interactive UI with less code and less bugs if it was written in React.

The React infrastructure ended up with more than 10000 lines of code, more bugs, and he spent at least twice the amount of time to deliver.

The main reason he failed, was that he over-engineered his solution.

As long as you are not experiential as the developer of react, it is likely your 10000 lines of code would create way more bugs than the 10000 lines of code react team wrote, it just not explode yet, while your colleague only need to debug the extra 1000 lines of code he wrote.

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