Chapter 1. The framework without a framework

This chapter covers

  • What a Web Component is
  • The Shadow DOM
  • Custom Elements
  • Polymer Library and X-Tags
  • ES6/ES2015 language features

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As web developers, it’s our job to choose the right tools for any given project. This can get complicated, because it’s not just the project’s immediate needs that matter. Your team’s needs do as well, as do whether the project is part of a bigger ecosystem at your company, how it will be maintained, and how long it will need to be maintained. The list goes on.

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