This post was originally published at Front-end Frameworks: Solutions or Bloated Problems?

Modern front-end frameworks constantly require you to download an entire development environment, complete with dependencies, and compile your code before even trying to view it on your browser. Is this something good? Is it the problem we are building more complex sites, or the frameworks are complex on their on own and they introduce an unnecessary level of complexity.

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This post was originally published at Front-end Frameworks: Solutions or Bloated Problems?