A common web component learning blunder

Dave posts about this common web component learning blunder. The blunder is… not using a framework. I’m very guilty of this myself. I was just commenting about how the lifespan of web components could be wonderfully long if we keep them dependency free, which theoretically we can because they are a native part of the platform. But…

If you take anything from this post, please understand this: web components (most likely) weren’t designed for you. Not to dissuade you from using them, but they were purposefully designed to be a low-level bare metal primitive for library authors to build on; they were designed to be used with a library, a thin layer of abstraction butter on top.

You’re supposed to use them with a framework on top. As Dave lays out, they buy a lot and cost little.

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