This way of programming brings me back to my days of learning GUIs with Windows Forms. I let that thinking rot in my mind when I got immersed into web development, having been convinced of the merits of RESTful applications that aren't necessarily event-driven. It's funny how things tend to converge over time. I'm open minded, and I can already tell that React is a powerful tool, so I'm looking forward to learning it and I know we can produce a great visual MongoDB query builder for this project.
Note: This was originally posted on the blog I used for my co-op term while at Seneca College (mswelke.wordpress.com) before being imported here.