Has Web Development Gone To Shit?

There was me thinking I was absolutely bonkers for not falling head over heels in love with the current trend towards towards JS web frameworks.

The web (specifically the Javascript/Node community) has created some of the most complicated, convoluted, over engineered tools ever conceived.

The Sad State of Web Development by Drew Hamlett

I do like Drew's advice for web applications that have one or two pages with a complex user-interface.

So my advice is to use Rails Django, Play Framework, or Phoenix to develop most of the app, because they help you with most of the boilerplate stuff, and bring in the flavor of the month on a page that needs it. So when the next flavor of the month comes out you’re entire app is not knee deep in the last flavor of the month. You can just re write that one page.

The Sad State of Web Development by Drew Hamlett