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Discussion on: Framework Hell

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Scott Simontis

I think that's also because some libraries like Express are so low-level. It's just begging for a controller implementation or something else so you aren't working at every project as a middleware-oriented, request-based boilerplate extravaganza. And then from there, you realize how much responsibility is in your controllers and start layering down that responsibility. The building blocks have more or less all been agreed upon, whereas it seems like every front-end framework focuses on how to reinvent the wheel. Everyone talked about all the possibilities these frameworks would bring about and how it was going to change development forever, and now most companies are scrambling to build a reusable component set so they can get out of the game.