Frameworks and tools I’ll keep ignoring in 2023
January 05, 2023
Up until maybe 2 years ago I’ve had this FOMO every time new library or framework was released. I’ve always thoughts that I HAD to learn it, otherwise I’ll be unemployable. And then I was stressing out when I didn’t have time to learn it ALL.
Now is different. Now I don’t care. I learn what I need for my current/next job and what I want for myself.
I learned python when I needed that for my job. I’ve studied SQL and database design, because I wanted to, because I thought this would make me a good developer.
Rust and Go, for example, I’ve started learning because I liked those languages and found the problems they’re solving interesting.
However, there are some frameworks in the front-end (JS) world that have a lot of hype but I have no intention of learning any of them until I absolutely have to. And I’m not even going to feel guilty about it. Here they are.
I’m perfectly happy with Next.js. I’ll go even further and say Next.js is better just because it can do both SSG and SSR. It fits a lot more use cases and gives you more freedom/flexibility. Remix only has SSR.
Also, I don’t do a lot of projects where deployment on edge or Deno is preferred, so it’s one less reason for me to use Remix. I’m perfectly happy with Node environments.
I’m definitely done with that. After a number of projects that I’ve done/took part in, I no longer wish to work with that. The framework seems counterintuitive, buggy, and not developer friendly. I’ve wasted more hours debugging weird errors and working on workarounds than making progress on the project.
After Gatsby 5 release, I’ve also lost hope in Gatsby now. I don’t think there is anything they can create that could entice me to switch from Next.js.
And all vue based things, like Nuxt, Gridsome, etc. I’ve done a couple of Vue projects in the beginning of my career, tried to be in the loop of all new features, releases, and all. But after 6 years, I am yet to hear about a company that is using Vue in production WITHOUT the plans to switch to React.
Time spent on Vue vs benefits I can receive for my career and skills… It’s just not worth it, I think.
I know nothing about Angular and I’ll keep it this way.
Is it still even relevant?
Web3 (ether.js, etc)
After few days of doing Bordrless plus after crypto scandals I’ve completely lost interest in this space. Not sure I want to be a part of that industry in the next 3-5 years at least.
Now, just to clarify, I do not think things in my list are bad. They’re still great and they do address their own set of problems. Those‘re just the things that I personally do not wish to focus on in 2023 at least. There are other things that I think will benefit my professional growth better. I’ll do another post about that.
But things might change, who knows. 🤷♂️