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The optional chaining operator, “modern” browsers, and my mom  ↦

Any debugging story that includes the phrase, “My Mom’s verbal JIRA ticket was right” has a lot of promise. This one by Jim Nielsen delivers the goods. Here’s the culprit:

In my brain, I always thought of Safari and Chrome as “modern” browsers. But even Chrome, an “evergreen” browser, failed because it wasn‘t on an “evergreen” operating system (or hardware).

and his takeaway:

The real-life impact of our technical decisions really hit home to me once again: my Mom had trouble volunteering and participating in her local community because somebody shipped the optional chaining operator in their production JavaScript.

Be thoughtful out there.


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