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Discussion on: The Shocking Immaturity of JavaScript

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Tony Brix • Edited

I have a had almost the opposite experience between ruby and javascript ecosystem. My experience in ruby has been that there are very few tools that are actually worth using and contributing to them is like trying to changing something in government. The javascript ecosystem is much more open to new contributors. Maybe that is the reason for the lower quality of tools, but I, for one, enjoy that quality of the javascript ecosystem over ruby.

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Jared White Author

Bummer. I'm sorry you've had that experience. I've mostly had nothing but friendly encounters with other Rubyists and am maintainer on several Ruby projects, but everyone's journey is different of course.

BTW, I'm not actually arguing that the JS ecosystem suffers because it's too easy to contribute to. In fact I think that's a bogus argument. Most of the problems I've had are with the top tools in their field—some with large amounts of cash thrown at them by VCs and Big Tech. The quality/complexity problem most definitely isn't an inevitable result of questionable NPM contributors.

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