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David Sanwald

I don't agree. Sure, at the job it's often not about the newest or shiniest tech and unfortunately, the code quality is often problematic.
But if every blog was about good enough solutions using only the most proven, commonly used, and boring tech, what would be my value as a reader? It would be just like work, only without pay.

I'm here to get inspired and learn about things beyond my day to day work.

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Chris Bertrand Author

Hey David, I'm not against learning new things and getting inspired, life would be a boring place if nothing changed. I'm saying that just because something is new and popular doesn't mean it's right for you and you need to use it right away. Being an early adopter is usually a painful experience, Take AngularJS, there are still countless companies using this now outdated tech because they jumped in too soon. See my post on why you should make your own decisions here...

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Maksym Yadvinskyy

So true! Sure you can use a lot of other’s blog frameworks but will that make you a better dev? I don’t think so. For those who are joining the field need all the experience they can get.

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Chris Bertrand Author

It's not about being a better dev, it's about creating a solution that solves your problem. Do you think your end user cares if you use jQuery, Less or your code doesn't have tests?

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Dhruv garg

I agree that tool and framework don't matter if you are building a good application in whatever framework you want, but I think still tests are important. Otherwise, the developer will have to spend time manually checking for everything after changes.

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Chris Bertrand Author

Isn't that what testers are for? Or should I say, your end users? 😛

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Dhruv garg

In small teams(startup) you are everything ☹️

My app crashing in hands of end-user sounds scary. Even though there will always be bugs and crashes they can be limited with proper testing. But, I do confess that I haven't written tests as an Intern.

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Chris Bertrand Author

Haha, sorry. I think you misinterpreted my jovialness. Of course testing is a net positive. Covering every single line written is probably overkill. Focus on the important bits, and as Kent says. Write tests, not too many, focus on integration! 🤓

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Dhruv garg

Yeah, I think so 😅