IMHO the default approach should be considerate use of JavaScript and CSS that follows the guidelines of Progressive Enhancement — instead of gigantic resource-intensive libraries that destroy the role of the browser (and browsing itself) in the process.

Worth noting that the article is circa 2014, and yet is still relevant in today's bloated web that's awash with ever-evolving JavaScript monstrosities.

@oedmarap I'm new to :javascript:. I have been building a small library at work using vanilla JS, not bad.

I have to admit there are some aspects I dislike about the language, but probably it is just me not knowing how to use it properly. My brain slowly starts to think async.

This week I have to take a look into an hybrid app (JS too) that uses several frameworks (not listed here); oh boy, that was ugly.

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