re: Front End: Is Anything Getting Better? VIEW POST


In my opinion, it's getting better for devs, company and also and users :

Nowadays frameworks allows devs to build stuffs quickly without having to reinvent the wheel, so they can focus on what is more valuable for the end users while having less headaches.
We can now start and deploy a project in a few minutes thanks to many tools.

Also it makes employees more productives and happy because many things became easier, and as we know : happy employees make good company

And with quick valuable products made, it is also more economic for companies.

Like someone said in a previous comment, it is now more easy (thanks to PWA) to build/deploy apps through differents platforms and so reach more end users.


But how are devs reinventing the wheel any less? You can assert that, but is it true? How?

There's incredible churn and increasing complexity in front end development. Especially in the places that most impact end users.

Over the last 6 years a majority of products have probably been rewritten three times to jump on the bandwagon of the current most popular front end framework. Or if not rewritten most devs have probably worked on new products adopting each one.

This means the GUI (modals, dropdowns, accordions, typeaheads, etc) has been recreated in each of those frameworks each time. Has the end users' experiences with those rewritten components improved? Really, honestly changed for the better?

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