Reply to post: Re: JavaScript is "overly complex".

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'

kmedcalf

Re: JavaScript is "overly complex".

"the only reason you would NOT want to do everything server-side is performance latency [when the server is across the world, let's say, or the bandwidth stinks]"

You have this exactly backwards. "Standard" Web 0.0 implementations that "display a page", "collect input locally", "send the kaboodle to the server" and get back a new "page to display" are stunningly fast, in direct proportion to the bandwidth (not so much) and latency of the network connection.

The modern "Progressive Web Shite" powered by JavaScript that does incremental fetches and validations to the server are staggeringly slow and inefficient even over high-bandwidth low latency networks.

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