There’s a lot of wisdom in this post alongside some opinions that I find myself nodding along with:
My strategy for dealing with the absurd pace of change in web development has been as follows: ignore 99% of it and see if it goes away.
While we cover (and talk about) new technologies on a daily basis here at Changelog, that doesn’t mean we adopt everything that hits our radar.
Given the hype cycle, it works pretty well. Mongo isn’t exciting anymore, Angular 1 is dead, CoffeeScript is obsolete, I haven’t heard a word about Meteor since it launched…
These are all specific technologies. But what about the Single Page App pattern in general?
Back in the early days of SPAs, some people argued that it would be faster to only pass the data you need as JSON than to render whole pages. Nearly a decade later, this is almost never true.
He goes on to explain how he’s building a side project SPA-style and all the repercussions of that decision. Really insightful stuff here, please do click through and read for yourself.