Why people hate Javascript

Why do some people hate JavaScript while others bask in its glory? In Stack Overflow's 2018 Survey of over 100,000 developers; JavaScript, HTML, and CSS rank as the top three most used technologies, with 70% of developers stating that they use JavaScript. Next in the list is SQL with 57%.

Not everyone is an expert front-end developer, but it seems that most people at least have to dip their toes.

If you hate JavaScript, I'm going to finally articulate why you know in your heart that this is such a terrible language. For you JavaScript lovers out there, hopefully this sheds some light on why your language of choice is such a steaming pile of 💩.

Let's talk about what we can do about it.

Meetup details
LOCATION Spredfast (200 West Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701, 3rd Floor)
(Check back here or on Twitter for updates.)

Afterwards, the discussion carries on at Lavaca Street Bar (405 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701).


John Fawcett

John Fawcett

Full-stack Engineer at Cloudflare


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