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nardling
nardling

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Embracing Change.

After about three days of learning javascript I began to wonder why WPF still exists. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I developed a WPF app from zero just a year and a half ago, but in my defense, that was the tech everyone was comfortable with where I was working. Also in my defense, my manager had some irrational fear of python, any python, all python, so I don't know how I would have written a back end even if I had made the right decision. Anyway, now that we're two weeks into this program, I realize that I'll likely never create a UI that's outside a browser again, and that's cool. I'm okay with that. JS turns out to be a reasonably powerful tool, and using TypeScript has gotten me over my annoyance with un-typed languages. It's humbling on some level. I have a good amount of experience as a developer and starting from basically zero isn't great, but this is part of the job. Relational databases become no-sql databases, fat client apps become thinner and thinner until they're invisible, and everyone's development language of choice changes. I'm working on embracing the change - it's probably harder work than learning the technical details of the language.

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