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JavaScript survey: Devs love a bit of React, but Angular and Cordova declining. And you're not alone... a chunk of pros also feel JS is 'overly complex'

Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

DOM it to hell

I think JavaScript is evolving fairly well but the object model HTML isn't. HTML elements can't behave as ordinary data structures for JS to manipulate. You can't define them in JS variables/constants using HTML syntax. You can't manipulate them in the DOM without rebuilding the GUIDs and backlinks. This is where the frameworks come in to help. These frameworks seem to die a bloated death every 6 months and be replaced by another having the same fate. Just fix the object model and give poor front-end developers a break.

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