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Sergey Inozemcev
Sergey Inozemcev

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Fear and loathing in frontend

We had two bags of react/redux, seventy-five pellets of react npm dependencies, five sheets of high-powered postcss preprocessors, a saltshaker half-full of craco overrides, and a whole multi colored collection of context, profile, environment, lint webpack plugins... Also, a quart of babel, a quart of decorators, a case of typed script promisses, a pint of raw ether jest, and two dozen of mocha tests. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into a serious frontend collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the tailwind styled components. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man puts all css generation in javascript, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.

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