Learn to let go…and avoid the “fatigue”.
The other day I attended the local Elastic User Group meetup and one of the presentations was about the direction that the new Kibana UI Framework is taking. CJ Cenizal, an excellent presenter, introduced us to the new UI framework on which all Kibana development will be based upon. The main point was that the company will now move from AngularJS to React; reason being the idea of making the Kibana UI fully componentized. Despite the fact that Angular 2 is the natural progression from AngularJS and it is completely component based, they still opted in favor of React. One other important reason, CJ gave us, was that the core team of developers were very comfortable with React and somehow less comfortable with Angular2, which in my opinion made total sense.
If you pay attention to the community and read enough blog posts you realize that the “masters” out there always respond to the above questions with something like: “…it depends. Use the right tool for the right job…”. But we do not like to hear that as it requires a lot of prep work before actually building something, we want a straight answer that we can apply all the time to everything (or almost everything). I want an expert that tells me: “Considering all options, pros and cons, just use Angular 2 (or Aurelia or React or Vue or …)”.
I hope this “2 minutes with the shrink” will help you finding piece in this quest. Please leave a comment and let me know.