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re: Why there is so much hype around doing things in JavaScript? VIEW POST

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I'd say it boils down to:

JavaScript will always work*.

*- for some definition of 'work'

Tongue-in-cheek aside, JavaScript will almost always work, in much the way Perl will always work.

The NPM ecosystem is fairly comprehensive, and applies Semantic Versioning well. Modern browser Javascript engines are excellent, and Node has caused some innovation/hand-wringing on the server side.

Do I want to be writing JS? No, almost never.

Do I like the ecosystem? Yes, quite a bit.

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