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Assuming you existed at the time, where were you, pray tell?
That's too much assuming... at least for me
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.
In my early teens in a boarding school where the TV was only turned on Saturday night and news was not available so I was completely unaware of the outside world. I removed myself from that environment a year later at age 15.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
I was about a month from entering High School, spending a week at Sunset Beach, Peoples' Republic of Kalifornia (nee, California). I knew how to play every song the Beatles ever wrote on my guitar, and was too shy to talk to girls, let alone ask one out. So I spent a lot of time in my room, or on the beach, playing guitar and singing to no one in particular. I dreamed of attending Woodstock, but Mom wouldn't give me a note, or pay for a bus ticket to get to New York. If I was a modern snowflake, I'd claim to have been emotionally scarred by that, and sue both my parents, but since they're both dead, I'd have to settle for welfare and whining about my sad state of affairs for the rest of my useless life. Instead, I got an education and a few good jobs, and got over the trauma.
How does this compare with the dev model where you create a never-ending project, whose scope is so broad you can only approximate it at any one given moment in time, using only your own code, and, then, spend more time posting/preening about it on a forum meant for socializing, than writing code ?
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot
Hah, you're still doing THAT!?
Yes, this method was popular a few years ago, but it has since been perfected and mostly automated.
The new hype is to pick a framework, any framework, load that into your project, and get all the other components for free!
I'll explain it to you so you can keep up with the times.
Create a new folder, open up a command prompt, and install gulp using npm (npm install gulp).
Here's the resulting node_modules folder:
Size: 5.98 MB
Size on disk: 8.85 MB
Contains: 2823 files, 706 folders
The total amount of packages installed is 267
And you were thinking of downloading 267 packages manually? Amateur!
You're doing it (very) wrong. You take all the components you can find, glue them into a project (literally - Ctrl-V) then you implement and bill the customer. Next, you use the cash for a long vacation.
Next, the customer requires a minor modification. You're away, so they have to find a "proper" developer instead. They load it up, find it crashes the browser if left open but untouched for more than 90 seconds (yes, there's a memory leaking loop that runs at page load - but hey, anyone stays on a page more than 90 seconds must have died, right?). The new dev then has to rip everything out and start again. Since the customer only requested a minor mod the new dev will get paid an hour's time - regardless of the fact they've worked all week.