- It is not its bad parts,
- it is not its inconsistencies,
- it is not its syntax,
- it is not the dynamic typing,
- it is not the event loop,
- it is not the confusing prototypal inheritance,
- it is not IE, Safari or other outdated browsers,
- it is not the 300k npm packages,
- it is not ES6, 7, 8, 2015, stage-1, stage-0
- it is not the ton of tools you seem to need to build anything working,
- it is not that your node_modules grew over a gigabyte in size,
- it is not the Website Obesity Crisis
- it is not its users,
- it is not its community1.
Naturally, all the developers who have to use it, try to fix their problems with the language or the available ecosystem in thousands of ways.
I don’t think everyone moving to Chrome, TypeScript, ES6, React, Webpack, 2 spaces, eslint-config-airbnb or anything else will solve any problems. It can only make matters worse.
- I love ES6 and beyond, but admire developers who stick with ES3 and ES5,
- I dislike TypeScript, but am interested in what their users are building,
- I hate Angular, I use React – no problem,
- I didn’t like Grunt or Gulp, I switched to Webpack.
- I prefer to build my programs out of functions and expressions. I have no problem with people using pseudo-OOP as long as I don’t need to write their boilerplate and can use their methods as callbacks when needed.
- I use 4 spaces, you use 2. Lets not start a flamewar. Lets grab a drink and talk about something more interesting instead.
Live and let live.
- Use what you love, but don’t push others to use it.
- Embrace the methods and techniques you are using, but be open to learning from others.
- Learn to distinguish between the things that are really important to you and that are minor annoyances.
- Don’t be an asshole – it only hurts everyone.
<script>tags to their page and build entire apps with it. ↩