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HTML: Still not all it's cracked up to be

GMGruman (1254692) writes | more than 4 years ago

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GMGruman (1254692) writes "Neil McAllister was helping out a friend whose Web developer disappeared. Neil's journey into his friend's Web site ended up being an archaeological dig through unstable remains, as layers of code in different languages easily broke when touched. Neil realized in that experience that the ever-growing jumble of standards, frameworks, and tools does little to ease the pain of Web application development — and in fact makes it harder. Although the Web is all about open standards where anyone can create varuations for their specific needs and wants, Neil's experience reminded him that a tightly controlled ecosystem backed by a major vendor does make it easier to define best practices, set development targets, and deliver results with a minimum of chaos. There's something to be said for that."
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RazorSharp (1418697) | more than 4 years ago | (#32194590)

Backed by a single major vendor? That's stupid. "We're the phone company and we don't give a shit, because we don't have to." Yeah, lets make that the model for the internet. To me this sounds like a case of someone not using comments correctly. If you use comments to explain what everything is doing and why then it shouldn't be tough for someone else to take over the reigns.

Basically this article says "My friend needed a web developer on the fly and thought I was qualified because I write about technology. I found out that writing technology is more difficult than writing about technology. But instead of blaming my own lack of ability I blamed web standards for not being homogenized enough. We need to entrust all web development to FUCKING ADOBE because without their WYSIWYG tools I can't really make or maintain a website."

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