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Webdevs also tend to care more about DX (developer experience) than UX. Hence frameworks compete on DX, not UX.
I see a lot of devs who are experts in the "Angular way" or "React way" of doing things, and can spout off mantras about monads and pure functions and who-knows-what, and yet they don't really know what requestAnimationFrame is or how not to block browser scrolling.
It's like everybody knows how to build a beautiful sparkling tower, but nobody knows how to build a solid foundation.
My Jenkins seems to be broken, the perfect time to try some new things out :D
The other thing, that bothers me is over-complex server setups - there is really no need.
I don't mind making adjustments to Waterfall to accustom for some of these, when they are possible without massive underlying changes.
I saw that IBM had transferred OpenJ9 to the Eclipse Foundation earlier - awesome.
OpenJ9 actually looks to be a rather good JVM. Especially for people like me, running so-so systems to host web properties.
I might give it a go, using it for my Jenkins instance. Maybe I'll be able to make the strain from Jenkins just a tad bit more bearable.
Maybe it'll grow on me - but I'm not sure what I think about var in Java.
1. It's incomplete without val - I use final fields (local, or otherwise) all the time - although nobody wants Java to become Kotlin (well maybe capitalthree :p)
2. It's going to require more analysis on behalf of the IDE - and support might be dodgy for a while. (also, nobody wants IDEA to be any slower to import projects)