re: frontend development is over-complicated. VIEW POST

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Absolutely agree. I miss the old days when I could simply write some HTML, include a .js and .css file, include a couple third-party scripts like Bootstrap and jQuery, and BAM! That's all you need to get started.

Nowadays, first you need to install yarn or npm. Then pick a frontend framework to work with. Once you have that, make all the components and layouts you need. Then once you have webpack and all its loaders setup, you can write some HTML. But wait! All the cool kids are using preprocessors. Let me modify my webpack build to use pug-loader. Oh, and sass-loader, too. Ugh, wait... shouldn't I be using TypeScript...?

 

and then comes the hooks update 🤯 and all you're code is not that shiny and modern

 

I miss the old days when I could simply write some HTML, include a .js and .css file, include a couple third-party scripts like Bootstrap and jQuery, and BAM! That's all you need to get started.

Not old days if you ask me. You can still do that today.

And something many forget is, those extra extra files generated by frameworks on setup is, you guessed, for the framework, not the developer.

So the framework I use, after generating my project, from a single command line, I go into where I wanna create my .ts and .css and .html, and start writing code. That's it.

It's easy to think the old ways were better. In some cases, yes, for hello world projects. But for big scale applications, frameworks ensured a consistent way of doing things.

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