This sentiment is shared by at least some amount of developers that operate at a layer of abstraction below those they feel are not worthy of the title "programmer." To many, the web in any capacity is but a toy. You don't understand the technologies that browsers are built on? You're not a real programmer. We can keep going deeper and deeper until the only real programmers are the engineers who design the processor die.
I hear you, and if you read my full response in the link, you'll see that I am certainly not subscribing to that point of view.
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