RipVanWinkle.js — Returning to JavaScript After 5 Years

Cross-posted on Medium

If there was ever a model of a true love-hate relationship, it would be programmers and JavaScript. JavaScript is the language of the web, perhaps the single most powerful force for innovation and change in our modern societies. With just a few lines of JavaScript, engineers can move markets, change lives, and build the future. But the language has also traditionally been one of the most annoying programming environments available to the contemporary hacker, filled with traps, pitfalls, and awkward behavior.

You could write that javascript == Good && javascript == Bad, but then we would have an argument about equality operators. Such is the JavaScript life.

Or at least, to my eyes, it used to be. I got JavaScript fatigue before it

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