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Discussion on: The Dark Side Of The Magic

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Jason C. McDonald Author

I think it sounds reasonable. Again, I'm not actually picking on Javascript in and of itself. I've simply noticed that an apparently significant reason it's "trendy" is because it abstracts away so much at the elementary level, perhaps more than most languages.

The problem isn't that some JS devs are apathetic because JS, but that many apathetic devs use JS because apathy.

Javascript can be used responsibly, and I certainly don't know much about its deeper principles. Thanks for the insight from the other side of the "magic barrier" on that language.

I think your point about the magic barrier is pretty much what I'm saying.