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.

Our speaker

John Fawcett @johndotawesome on Twitter
John Fawcett John is a full-stack engineer working at Cloudflare. He loves JavaScript.

Make sure to thank our gracious hosts Spredfast, and our sponsors Indeed for the food and drinks!

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at Lavaca Street Bar where they have food, drinks, and 12 revolving taps.

If you’ve got any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Lon (@lawnsea) or Aaron (@aaronj1335) or Andrew (@drewml). Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter:  @AustinJS

And finally, be excellent to each other.

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