I find myself struggling with build tools more than I would care for.
This usually happens with projects that are a year old or older.
Modules break or become deprecated, causing the whole project to break down and prevent me and other people from working on it until we find the problem.
I'm sure everyone knows this problem and has dealt with this before.
If we are lucky we can just upgrade the whole thing to the latest Webpack version and everything will work again.
Sometimes just removing the node_modules and run "npm install" does the trick.
Other times nothing seems to help, especially when there are both Mac and Windows users working on the project and using the same build tools.
Even in projects where I know the tools worked several months ago, something can go wrong and I have to spend hours searching for a solution.
What are your thoughts on the build tools we generally use for web development?
Do you think everything would be easier if we went back if we stopped using them at all?