re: [deleted]
 

As someone who started writing core javascript 20 years ago, I can say that JS frameworks and libraries have saved me far more time than they've wasted. Yes, there have been headaches along the way (I'm looking at you, AngularJS), but they have unquestionably enabled me and my teams to get to market more quickly than without them.

That said, JS has definitely evolved -- as you mentioned, ES6+ makes life much easier for us, and the language continues to evolve in ways that are helpful. It'd be great to have the language progress to the point where frameworks feel unnecessary, but that's a looooong way off.

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