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I don't like web development - you are not in control , when I'm forced into working on a web project I write everything myself wherever possible - no frameworks, no f*****g Entity Framework, no ORM, NO nothing , it's reinvent the wheel at every step - which is probably why I'm kept away from such things
"We can't stop here - this is bat country" - Hunter S Thompson - RIP
When I moved over from C => C++ => web development, I made it a point not to use any of those "frameworks". In fact, I determined to keep the dependence upon the ephemera, i.e., the coming and going latest-and-greatest platforms far away from my work. Maybe a leftover attitude from my 'C' days.
And I can have a lot of fun doing it.
New things don't break old things. Setup's a breezed: mainly my working directories and how I like to color-code my text in the editor. Autocomplete is neat - better, generally, then what spell checkers do to me.
Is this a spartan life, or, have I broken through the surface and can breathe clean fresh air? Maybe just a version of cord-cutting.
You've dug a pit and accessorized it. But, no matter how much you pad and decorate the wall, it's still a pit. Climb out. Shove all the platform dirt in like a cat burying its sh*t - and start doing things right. And feel good about it!
I use SCSS to ease the pain of CSS, the biggest technological turd ever dropped.
Unfortunately, that requires me to use something to transpile to CSS, a pain, but not nearly as painful as CSS.
In fact, to come back to the other discussion, the fact that CSS exists proves that there is no God, only evil!
Seriously, Crystal Reports is the holy grail of tech compared to CSS
You're (partly) right though.
I'm now trying to add TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor to my project and it's just pain and frustration with Webpack.
I can't get it to work, even when following the official documentation.
One line of HTML script with CDN and it works great.
Download it for a local fallback and I'm good to go.
Maybe I'll just use Webpack to transpile the SCSS and bundle my own scripts and to copy some stuff from node_modules to wwwroot and then I'll just keep it at that
It really makes you wonder if there really isn't anything better the front-end world has to offer
Many years ago I created my personalweb-page using HTML. That's it. Not even any CSS.
A little later I added some CSS.
I have managed to keep that landing page clean HTML/CSS since then and it is so easy to maintain and update when I want to. It works on all browsers the same, no problems with incompatible libraries, frameworks or add-ons because there aren't any.
I was tempted to "upgrade" it recently but managed to resist the impulse - and i 'm very happy with it.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
In the old days there were lots of web pages that were not "web apps".
I had my own "blog" in the fist half of the 1990s, except that the "blog" term wasn't established then. I updated the contents using a plain text editor (I belive it was Brief at that time), and wrote pure HTML, not even CSS.
The text (with images, where appropriate) were the essential thing. You didn't need fancy flashing images and background video to convey your opinions at that time. Yet I had some twenty thousand readers of my Norwegian language blog posts, which was quite a lot in the 1990s. I even was reported to the police for one of them, and had to meet at the police station to proudly declare that I am willing, any day, to stand up in court and defend my right both to have these opinions, and to communicate them to others. I never heard any more from the police.
The bottom line is that given a choice, I'll always go for the simplest solution possible using a mature and familiar framework/stack. I will avoid third party widgets including jQuery when possible and use the lowest required framework version required. It may not be easier, but it's predictable and I have a slew of personal code/projects to draw from.
The benefit to bundling, minifying and uglifying is reduced file size.
The file is 2656 lines long and takes up 107 kb.
The minimized file is 9 lines (of which 8 are the license ) and 19 kb.
That's a win of 88 kb or over 80% file size reduction!
That will make your web pages load faster and faster loading times also mean faster SEO (and of course a better UX), so for some people it's really important.
Despite the problems I'm having, I wouldn't want to trade
I hate CSS with the fiery passion of a million suns, so I've been welcoming LESS and now SCSS and SASS.
Bootstrap has been a welcome addition as well since it takes some CSS misery away.
The only problem is getting it all to work
SCSS/SASS requires transpiling, which requires some front-end framework.
Once it works it mostly works though, and if I wasn't doing this, I'd lost the day doing CSS instead of Webpack.
The difference is that Webpack now works for me, while I still have many days of CSS ahead, which I can now write in SCSS
Tomorrow I'm leaving for vacation on the island of Texel, sadly the weather forecast is not that good.
Of course after having weeks of beautiful sunny weather
So don't worry if my CodeProject profile will be even lower than usual ...
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Oh my. Texel is still there! I went there, with my then girlfriend, as part of my first run-through of Europe, traveling there from Amsterdam by way of Edam. That was about 1972.
It was part, oddly enough, of one of the few disparaging words to come from the mouth of a Dutchman: "Texel? You mean the German colony?". When we arrived, what he meant became all too clear.
The beach, well, infested with overweight Germans in Speedo's - each with a camper on a beach where the ground (sand?) could barely be found. Also, even though it was late July, it was rather nippy.
Not to worry - we had an nice place to stay in Amsterdam "H88[^]" it was called. On Herengracht & Herrenstrass (spelled someway or another). Right on the canals. All those people sweeping their steps clean. The streets out through and including the canals were rather 'filthy', but from their steps on back (into the hostel) it was amazingly well cleaned.
We also toured the Heineken factory. The funny part: I discovered there that I like beer. It was beer in (steel) cans I didn't like. And they just kept serving it. I was seriously blitzed. So, when it was time to get on the tram and go back to H88 - well I was the one who knew the way. At least before all the beer. We almost used up our two-hour tram time until I figured it out.
Another memorable event was "The Beanery[^]" in the Stedelijk Museum
Seriously, I want your recipes that make you fat. Got quite a lot of recipes here; seems software-writers enjoy their foods. My favourite until now is one that includes coffee-milk. Doesn't contain as much calories as I guessed, but tastes well and makes you eat more. So, counts as a high-calorie meal. *)
There's quite some people looking to gain weight. @57kg, I got nothing better to do; I want to gather a lot of recipes that make one fat. The more butter, the better.
If it results in a cookbook I will credit your arse. Send me your recipes. Not the ones based on lettuce without calories, but your sinfull ones. Gimme the ones you can't resist. I want your grandma's christmas recipes.
My approach isn't agile in this one; it is SDM, waterfall. Might just work. And yes, thinking about collecting them in a cooking book, for those seeking to gain weight.
I promise I will post pictures of my reproductions.
*) @Mycroft; your wife's recipe, it was great. I humbly ask for the complete recipe. If you near I'll pay back and take you to the best brewery there is.
Bastard Programmer from Hell
If you can't read my code, try converting it here[^]
"If you just follow the bacon Eddy, wherever it leads you, then you won't have to think about politics." -- Some Bell.
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