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Somtochukwu Nnaji
Somtochukwu Nnaji

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As a developer do you think that there are some languages that are over-rated or some are under-rated?

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Ben Halpern

I'd say it ebbs and flows with the hype cycle — so it changes with time.

Of course, it's a matter of personal opinion, but you can sometimes validate this in hindsight, and one thing that comes to mind for me: Angular 1 was super overrated (Not a language, but still relevant), so were most JS libraries that tried to do away with jQuery until React came along.

Angular did not make things easier than jQuery, but it had a lot of excitement and was part of a road towards more complex interfaces being possible with JavaScript — but if you were around at the time, you were better off skipping it.

Angular evolved, but in my opinion it was overrated at v1.

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Elliot Derhay

Agreed about all things you said about Angular. I tried to like it because it seemed like the MEAN stack was going to take over, but I couldn't help getting knots in my stomach even as I followed tutorials from Code School — and their stuff was generally fun and easy to follow.

React and Vue are both far easier to understand and they're even fun to use.

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Tony B

The new versions of angular cost us a lot of time and energy for little to no return.

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Elliot Derhay

For me it was probably the MEAN stack and MeteorJS. But that's probably because I was a young dev when the hype for them was around and I already wanted to use JS primarily.