Why people hate JavaScript


This is my personal opinion. I’ll not try to convince you that your language is good or bad. Programming language is a matter of preference. But of course your programming language is the best.


A lot of people dislike JavaScript. From my perspective there are a couple of reasons for this:

  1. It’s really hard to avoid it;
  2. It’s not strictly typed;
  3. Browsers behavior may vary;
  4. Dozens of frameworks and libraries with different API and sometimes even syntax (e.g. Angular);

Let’s go through these items and I’ll explain what I mean.
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