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Versioning Interview

Adam Roberts (who you might recognize from our interview with him), interviewed me for the Versioning newsletter. I’m publishing my answers here for y’alls perusal as well! Which dev/tech idea or trend excites you the most at the moment, and why? I love that new JavaScript has arrived. I don’t know if “new JavaScript” is really the word for it, but that’s what it feels like. Major syntax improvements coupled with state and component-based thinking, coupled with powerful frameworks tying it all together: React, Angular, Vue, Ember, etc. Plus the ecosystem they live in, which often includes ES6+ processing, building/bundling, state management tools, and more. Particularly impressive are tools like Create React App that get you cooking on a whole fancy setup like that in seconds. Vue CLI is similarly amazing. Combined with serverless / JAMstack stuff, I love it all the more. This stuff is so thick in the air right now it’s definitely not going away, like it or not. It will evolve, but this whole thing that I call New JavaScript (for lack of a better overall term) is gonna be around for a hot while. Which dev/tech idea or trend is overrated, and why? I’d hate to crap on any particular idea. For one, I’m not sure it does anybody any good. But also, I’m so often wrong about stuff like this. It reminds me...

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