Cole Peters (@firstname.lastname@example.org) on begin.com:
For years now, the most popular JS frameworks have carried out intense marketing initiatives based on the premise of improving DX
The whole thing goes, however, as in other ecosystems that developers categorically exclude other frameworks as "bad" and some now and then only see the next nail they can hammer.
My toolchain consisted of HTML (version 4), CSS (version 2), and a sprinkling of jQuery on those rare occasions when I could understand how to use it.
Those were the days. I still fondly remember one of my first jobs, where we uploaded our .jars (built by Jenkins, after all) to the production server via FTP. Don't worry, I'm not suggesting that now as the better alternative to a CI/CD pipeline. However, I did learn a few things about Java and application servers there that still help me today.