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Fast-Nop40324302dThe sad technical state of the average website shows that the average web dev is a completely incompetent moron - most can't even write valid HTML.
Web development is a messy business...
No matter how good you are, there are always plenty of pitfalls, gotchas and good old compatibility problems.
Considering that, I wouldn't say that devs don't know what they are doing but they have to improvise and overcome.
netikras30303302d> It sounds like they dont know what they are doing 😊
Does anyone, really?
electrineer25625302dAt least I know that I won't be doing web dev.
IntrusionCM12808301dI'd rephrase that statement.
I don't hate web development, but rather the ecosystem of JS crap attached to it.
Typescript isn't pure JS, as it uses a transpiler.
Most of the JS ecosystem or more precise the Node ecosystem is horrible.
Web development with HTML and CSS is fun, CSS can be a bitch but at least a bitch with rules.
But you can't evade the JS ecosystem anymore.
Which really killed it for me.
I could go on about the myriad of things that are based on JS and all their flaws, but I would really need to write sth at the length and density of Mr Tolkiens Silmarillion to fully capture it.
Lensflare7139291dOut of all of the platforms which I had developed for, web is by far the ugliest, dirtiest and most retarded one for developers. Everything about it is horrible. The JS (and all the JS based stuff and its ecosystem), the HTML and CSS which is abused in a perverted way to create complex app interfaces. The page/url based navigation. The limitations and differences of the browsers. Shit like cookies and SEO. Practically everything is a pain in the ass!