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Discussion on: The Shocking Immaturity of JavaScript

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Nino Filiu

Thanks for the hi-quality rant!

But tbh most of this JS fatigue can be avoided by simply ignoring what's not relevant.

You wanna build your first website? Sure, just use FTP+Vanilla. That's all you really need.

Then (and only then) should a developer care about going further. Your website is getting complex? Sure, just learn Vue. You want faster load times? Sure, just give a try to the jamstack. But we must stress how completely optional these improvements are.

So yeah, I totally agree, fuck these "10 new features in ShinyNewFramework that were released yesterday that you absolutely need to know else you suck" titles are not the good way to go.

But I think that the amazing rate of innovation in web development today is worth the discipline one has to acquire to filter this noise of clickbait articles and stupid hot takes!

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Srikanth

what is FTP? I'm a JS noob.

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Jared White Author

File Transfer Protocol:

The old-school way we'd transfer files from a computer to a server or back again, before the days of SSH and Git. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Srikanth • Edited

You wanna build your first website? Sure, just use FTP+Vanilla. That's all you really need.

Haha, I thought it was something else because of the context of the above comment.

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Jared White Author

"simply ignoring what's not relevant"

Well that's cool for me, and for you. But that's not where any of the jobs are and that's not where any of the code schools are. The industry pushes people into adopting certain tools for specific purposes. I'm here to question if those tools are good enough. (Narrator: they are not.)

So my point is, instead of just ignoring the problem, call it out! For the sake of the childrenโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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