Full Stack JS App

Photo Credit: juan tan kwon. Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND.

Photo Credit: juan tan kwon. Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND.

Survey the landscape, set dependencies for the code
Prepare the build, get our project going
Front-end set, for the back-end we choose node
Start creating, everything is glowing.

Half-day later, time to update our dependencies
Spend three days trying to fix the build
After two more days of struggle, suicidal tendencies
Finally fixed, but deps are stale again, our joy has been killed

Most of our time is spent refactoring and grooming
Occasionally we find time to work on the actual product
Little progress made, frustration high, deadlines looming
We thought this would be easy, looking back it kind of sucked

Our full-stack JS dreams turned out to be a trap
Forget the web, let’s develop a native Windows app.


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Ray Nicholus is a web developer working for Widen, an awesome marketing technology software company in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He likes to write, blog, and talk about software in my free time and is in the process of writing a book named Beyond jQuery.