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Discussion on: You shouldn't focus on learning JavaScript frameworks

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Daniel Golant

I think even outside of the frontend context, Frameworks can be a bit dangerous. I write RoR at work recently, and if you showed me a method or piece of code, I wouldn’t immediately be able to tell you whether it was a Ruby builtin, or a “Rails thing”. If you don’t already know that distinction, or don’t have sufficient experience to pattern match where the language/Stdlib ends and the Framework Magic begins, finding the answer can be really hard, because it’s not necessarily easily google-able. That’s a bigger problem (for me) with Rails than with any other ecosystem I’ve been in, but as frameworks start to envelope more of the core language/APIs and capture more devs, I think they’ll run into that same issue.