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Jamstack research: Typescript and serverless are the winners

Simian Surprise

Re: "React (...) ...at 8 years old it should be over"

At my former job, the webdevs considered the 4-year-old front-end Angular code base becoming "legacy" and in need of a (React) rewrite, while us poor backend debs had to contend with a ten-year-old* Java codebase, the only truly "legacy" bits were support for features that had been dropped years back but the code kept for that one other bit of code that kinda sorta used it.

I'm tempted to guess that part of the problem is that large Javascript codebases are difficult to understand and maintain, so as developers come and go the project quickly reaches a point where few people really understand how all of it works. The way out? Rewrite it so now *you* understand it!

* yes, yes, you have your 30-year-old COBOL codebases, I know...

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