I’ve gotten lost down a few React rabbit trails the last few days, trying to find the best framework for a specific problem (rendering data in a table), and then realized: in order to really learn, and in order to make sure it’s just what I want (without a lot of bloat or “unknown unknowns”), I need to just build the components myself. So I did that with my early work hours today. It was fun.
To be clear, it was also useful seeing how some of the frameworks and solutions are constructed, and that definitely informed my approach. But it’s been good making my own thing.