VoV 045: Comparing the React and Vue Ecosystems with a Real-World SPA with John Datserakis

Views on Vue



  • Divya Sasidharan
  • Erik Hanchett
  • Chris Fritz
  • Joe Eames
  • John Papa
  • Charles Max Wood

Special Guest: John Datserakis

Episode Summary

In this episode of Views on Vue, the panelists talk to John Datserakis, a full stack developer from North Shore Massachusetts. John has been programming for 9 years and works for Promosis, Inc. a company that develops and designs sweepstakes programs and other marketing tools.

After leaving jQuery, John wrote a detailed tutorial comparing Vue and React. He felt that there weren’t enough tutorials available that show the issues developers face while coding in real time. With this tutorial he wanted to go through all the challenges a developer can face while learning a new framework from scratch.

Comparing his favorite and least favorite parts using React, he mentions he didn’t “fall in love with it” enough to leave Vue. John then compares his experiences with Create React App and Vue CLI and talks about his most recent project, Best Meta which helps pick the most popular items on Amazon. John also talks briefly about his experiences using Vuex and Redux.

Writing the detailed comparison tutorial helped John sharpen his JavaScript skills but he reveals that, at the end of the day, he will use Vue for his next project.


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