Dear Javascript, – Hacker Noon

I have been making and breaking websites since XMLHttpRequest gained widespread support. I decided to write a “break-up letter” to Javascript as a means of exploring my frustration with both the language and ecosystem. Despite this letter, I do not categorically hate front-end frameworks or the Javascript. It is actually a versatile language that is well-suited for event-driven programming and strives for rapid self-improvement.

It is no longer novel to include such dynamic features as a live clock or page view counter, so lately I have been exploring WebSockets, GraphQL, and WebAssembly. While the complexity of web development will undoubtedly continue to increase, I hope with them come improvements to user experience as significant as those Ajax offered a decade prior.

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