Maxi Ferreira
Maxi Ferreira
Maxi is a full-stack software engineer with a passion for creating delightful user experiences. He works at Help Scout as a Staff Frontend Engineer, specializing in frontend architecture, web performance, and third-party application development. Originally from Buenos Aires, Maxi now lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.
React Summit US 2023React Summit US 2023
10 min
The Messy Middle — Navigating Complexity in Large React Applications
The project started out great—the team was motivated, moving fast, and shipping features ahead of schedule. But little by little, complexity found its way in. Implementing small changes takes forever now, tech debt is piling up at an alarming rate, and everyone is losing confidence that the project will ever get done. Welcome to the messy middle. 
Taking examples from real-world projects that shipped way too late, we'll explore the symptoms and causes of complexity in large React applications, and we'll share tips and strategies for dealing with it before it takes over your codebase.