Dear JavaScript,
Jamie Kyle
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I wonder if criticism and aggression towards JS projects is, for some, just redirected FOMO and imposter syndrome. As a middling developer who has wasted several years _not_ experimenting with the latest JS tech I feel pretty intimidated by the wealth of stuff I don’t know about JS at the moment.

If you’re trying to stay afloat, trying to appear relevant to your peers, or going through the stages of grief as you come to terms with your limited knowledge, criticising something publicly can offer a false but tempting catharsis. You feel big, you appear knowledgable to some, and you can tell yourself that you don’t need to learn X after all because it isn’t actually that good.

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