• Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, over 7 years ago

    A bit pretentious, isn't it?

    It might work if you're a basement developer in your spare-time, but if you're a full-time employee your manager will usually impose deadlines. Also, a quote from a comment on the post:

    "There is a lot of benefit to use a proven technique vs something new you created. As developers we tend to overestimate our abilities to write code without bugs."

    12 points
  • Dominik PoradaDominik Porada, over 7 years ago

    Not this again.

    8 points
  • David BachmannDavid Bachmann, over 7 years ago

    What you mean is: "It's not cool to use jQuery anymore".

    But the reasons you list are invalid. Tools like rollup and WebPack include tree-shaking which remove unused functions from the final build.

    Also, JavaScript ECMA 6? You mean ECMAScript 6.

    Didn't care to read more of it because this article stinks.

    5 points
  • Rachel WhiteRachel White, over 7 years ago

    I agree, although not necessarily with the tone of the article.

    Nothing is worse than searching for solutions to issues I'm having with JS, and having stack overflow return nothing but jQuery answers.

    Plus I've also run into a lot of devs who just don't understand JS and only know jQuery which is really bad.

    1 point
    • Rasmus ErikssonRasmus Eriksson, over 7 years ago

      Misuse doesn't warrant a "don't use" attitude. If we didn't have jQuery, the same individuals would simply write crude "vanilla" JS instead.

      0 points
  • Tony Jones, over 7 years ago

    doesn't matter what you use if you don't know how to code. Learning algorithms, inheritance, design patterns, encapsulation , polymorphism, data structures, etc. is what is fundamental, not Javascript. I agree with the article, but you should know the engineering behind how a motorcycle works before you start putting one together with a kit. All you need is a pen & paper to learn algorithms, not a specific language.

    0 points