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Discussion on: Hating on languages you don't use

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As everyone knows I've been around a while and I've seen the advent of many different languages. They're not good or bad -- they're different tools, for different things with different features; that may or may not be better for your project. I think the popularity is based on how useful they are and how quickly a programmer can learn to implement the benefits.

So, I have a story about this:
About 4 or 5 years ago I took a lot of flack from another dev who did only server side code (C#, java, php). He flat out told me he thought all frontend coding was non-essential and could be replaced with a framework of some kind. He also said things like javascript, CSS and HTML was easy.

So, I said to him "if that's true, let's both code a little js and see how we do". He said yes; but then he made a point of avoiding me at all costs for like two weeks! He never brought it up again and started showing me the respect we all deserve.

Haters gonna hate. If you don't like it, address it and maybe you can change their minds. :) :)