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Re: node/npm -- the new php

The problem with all of these things is the crappy developers (mis)using it.

Even in the old versions of PHP you could write good code, but you had to know what you were doing and had register_globals disabled, and that wasn't well explained.

Node in itself is not terrible but its lack of useful builtin and validated libraries is. Its other problem is it has a very very low barrier to entry as devs doing a little bit of browser JS is easy and nothing much to fret about. Its when they have grand plans about using that for an app that's when it all goes wrong the required skill level for that is crazily high.

As usual smarter languages, dumber developers, education is still king

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