When it comes to development environment management, Ruby is the one I just can't comprehend. I've just spent 30 minutes setting it up just to make a Jekyll blog. Then I changed a few dependencies and had to spent another 10 minutes making it run.

No wonder the internet is now littered with 2MB Gatsby blogs 🙄

Every day I am being reminded about the fact that technology is *not* beginner-friendly, it is *not* plug-n-play. There are almost zero environments (be it a language or a whole framework) that "just works".

The closest one are HTML/CSS/JS (especially with <script type="module"> and maybe Python, because it comes pre-installed on a lot of systems (not Windows though)


@NickKaramoff python has the whole virtual env fiasco though which makes it annoying. Node is the easiest imo. However, if we don't mind a more complex language, rust has a really nice ecosystem that just works. Possibly even go (but I don't know much go, so I could be wrong here)

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