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Yes, we have.

The entire Javascript ecosystem is a huge catastrophe. It will collapse any time soon. It's complex, fragmented and no one really likes it. There are a dozen different tools to get started. No one even understands how to get started easily. There are no fundamental tools. Everything is changing every week. You can't just build a product and then rebuild it even a month later. Nothing works anymore a month later - your dependencies have changed their APIs, your tools have different flags that do different things, there are new data models that you never needed and shouldn't even care about.

The developers are in high stress. Devops engineers are in even higher stress because they get to see what developers don't.

It's a huge mess and my advice to "prefer core-language solutions to small abstractions to small helper libraries to general libraries to frameworks" (http://bit.ly/1UlQzcH) hasn't been more relevant than today.

Software should be developed using least amount of complexity, dependencies, effort and using fundamental tools that have been and will be here for the next 20 years. Cut those dependencies, you don't need them. They're here today and won't be here tomorrow.

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