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Dave Ceddia
Contrarian idea: JS doesn't move too fast. It's fine. There isn't really a new framework (that matters) every 3 weeks. Once you've got the fundamentals you're good for a while. The language is solid. A few opt-in changes each year. Everything is fine.
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Dave Ceddia 3 Sep 18
Replying to @dceddia
There is still a lot to learn if you're new to it all! I don't want to downplay that. But the fear that your knowledge will be invalid next week is just that: Fear. Feelings, not reality. It's a popular and oft-shared fear, but it's still not reality.
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Dave Ceddia 3 Sep 18
Replying to @dceddia
There's always new stuff coming out. Always new innovations. That doesn't mean you have to keep up with all of it. You can ignore it, and keep doing what works. Learn + use the fundamentals. The customers don't care, honestly, as long as it works :)
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Dave Ceddia 3 Sep 18
Replying to @dceddia
How do you know when a new thing is important, though? Wait a little while. Despite the popular trope of "overnight success," most overnight successes take *years* to get there. Give it a few weeks, or a few months. If the thing still seems popular + growing, check it out.
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Dave Ceddia 3 Sep 18
Replying to @dceddia
It's a bit like the stock market. After it crashes -- for MONTHS after it crashes -- everyone is afraid of another drop. This remains true even after the market starts going back up. Even when the upward trend continues for months.
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Dave Ceddia 3 Sep 18
Replying to @dceddia
Public perception is a lagging indicator. By the time a thing gains critical mass, you will know about it, and it will stay there for a while before something else replaces it. Then, people will predict its death long before it actually dies (ahem: Redux).
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Dave Ceddia 3 Sep 18
Replying to @dceddia
So yeah: keep a pulse on what's going on (JavaScript Weekly is great for that: ), but don't treat it like an ever-growing TODO list of new tech to learn. Treat it like a newspaper. Did anything big or life-changing happen this week? No? Back to work then :)
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differentSmoke 5 Sep 18
Replying to @dceddia
The problem with this discussion is that is so rarely had from a nuance, neutral-ish POV. People want to hate on JS because they had to learn it quick and it doesn't look like [X]. People want to hate on JS because they're selling you "JS++" which has *THE FEATURE* JS missing...
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differentSmoke 5 Sep 18
Replying to @dceddia
...people want to hate on JS because what users expected from a Web app changed under their feet and their server side rendered framework suddenly doesn't cut it. They want to hate on JS because they don't understand the trade-offs of getting to run in all browsers.
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Nate Hopkins 4 Sep 18
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Dave Ceddia 4 Sep 18
Replying to @hopsoft
I WAS SO TEMPTED TO PUT THAT IN
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