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johnnyFive  ·  335 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Software Disenchantment

I think he overstates a lot, except when it comes to web apps. Those have gotten bananas. I'm helping someone do a web site right now...dude is a web developer by trade, and I'm secretly appalled at how big this site is. Angular + all the JS add-ons. I've found bootstrap to be helpful all of twice. I'm glad I'm just vaguely helping in the background.

But the most important thing he overstates is that it is unnecessarily hard to do what he's talking about. I tried writing a basic console program in Rust, and it was a horrible experience. The reason people use Electron is because it does what the documentation says it will. I shouldn't have to create bug reports because parts of a language's core library literally do not do what they are there to do. (Yet I did just that with Go yesterday.) So at some point, people need to quit their bitching and actually write things like "decent documentation" and "libraries that do what they're supposed to."