My thinking on it is that JS is just becoming a tooling system. Which is fine. You don't see people programming in machine language anymore. They work in systems language that compile down to machine language.
JS is just, in my eyes, following suit of other langs.
Although, recently, I did work on a PHP site that used a single JS file with no tooling or "addons", and that felt super weird! Haha
A great point!
It’s interesting that there now exists a spectrum between plain JS, heavy tooling and completely different languages.
I can imagine it’s jarring using plain JS again!
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