After spending the best part of a year and a half of Sunday's writing and editing a book on the subject of front-end development, you can only imagine the angst I felt when I read "The title 'Front-End Developer' is obsolete." on an RSS feed.
TypeScript eh? Static Typing, eh? What if I like playing all fast and loose with variables and embracing the whole truthy/falsy nature of the language? Sure it can catch out young 'uns (and old 'uns too sometimes, but that's why we have
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But this isn't a rant about frameworks; this is more a gentle reminder to those developers who get lost in the joys of pure code (something I'm also guilty of (that link is 10 years old!)). Look up every once-in-a-while and check what's going on around you. Ever-green browsers are very nearly the norm (March 2020 sees IE11 making up just 2.39% of the Web Browser Market Share), and you don't need to worry quite so much about supporting it. Enjoy modern CSS, read a couple of articles about CSS animation, play with some SVGs and read the MDN on HTML5!