Rant: I’m getting sick of having to learn a new bloody framework every two years

As in title. So far I’ve been through the following: Backbone, AngularJS, Angular 4, the mad CoffeeScript thing a former boss built, and React; with tooling there’s been Bower, Grunt, Gulp, and Webpack; with tests there’s been Mocha, Jasmine, Karma and Jest. NPM got switched out with Yarn briefly and then came back. RxJS pops up occasionally. Redux doesn’t seem to be getting replaced at the minute but I’m sure some fucker working on something which does the same job but with some minor optimisation, different syntax, and a lot of NEWER.

I’m now seeing a lot of jobs cropping up with Vue and Ember and I just can’t bring myself to deal with this shit any more. All the dumb packages with cute names and websites showing off how Netflix or L’Oreal is using them; how it’s built With Love and gives a great dev experience; it is fucking intolerable. And that’s without the hundreds of Medium articles that you have to wade through to determine if something is worth trying or not.

I’m fine with learning new things if I’m actually new things, but given that 80% of the work in web development is displaying big lists of numbers I don’t think any of this shit counts. It’s enough to make me want to go back to C++ and that doesn’t help anyone.

Rant over, have a lovely day.

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