Java, Ruby, and Go, Oh My!
Quincy Larson
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Despite your love affair with JavaScript, it’s actually a horrible language to use (JavaScript’s Sword of Damocles). It’s only a “popular” language because the IT community has bought a bill of goods and drunk the Kool-aid. While Node has served a useful but limited purpose, new technologies such as Go render a shrinking future for Node (The Fall of the House of Node). We can’t escape JavaScript in the browser, but we need not directly program in it; we have choices. JavaScript is also no longer attractive as a starter language because thanks to ECMA’s twisted philosophy, it has lost its simplicity.

We are like Samson pushing back on the spurious promises of JavaScript, the lie that has beguiled a generation of naive developers. How do you counter so many foolish minds?