You Can’t Get Comfortable in Web Development


Rey Bango, after having read the aforementioned “How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016”:

A lot of the discomfort we’re feeling is the belief that we need to know how to use every new framework or tool that comes out. It’s really not the case. There will always be someone building a new tool or library and of course you’ll have the early adopters that will flock to it saying that it’s the cool thing that everyone should be using.


We should be asking why we need a framework or a tool before just dropping it in. It’s not to say that you shouldn’t learn new things. YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD BE CONTINUOUSLY LEARNING! But you should ensure that you have a solid base to work from.

Yes, yes, yes, and YES! And no, these thoughts aren’t new, I’ve been linking to and writing about it since 2013: It’s all going (too) fast and you can’t keep up (a thing my former employer just wouldn’t get). Don’t try to keep up, because it will eventually bring you down.

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Related: The cartoon Relentless Persistence comes to mind.

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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