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Whining About Software

2021-02-25


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The entire software ecosystem surrounding NodeJS is bad and I wish I didn't have to use it.


With what is now too much experience in the ecosystem I don't think it is fit for professional contexts and I doubt the competence of anyone seriously suggesting it.


This isn't an attack on JavaScript, I'm talking specifically about NodeJS, npm and the attitudes around software development and maintenance. I wish we could just write it all off as a bad trip. Unfortunately I am something of a computer-plumber and these bad ideas have permeated huge swaths of the industry in the last 10 years so now I'm stuck trying to maintain it all.


Maybe I can hold my breath for a "Python3 moment" in the NodeJS community that lets us just give up wholesale on the lot of it.

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