The Tools You are Using

ARE

WRONG

Eli Schutze

Sara Vieira

Front-end Developer

Trainline

@elibelly

Front-end Developer

YLD

@NikkitaFTW

PACKAGE MANAGERS

NPM

YARN

  • More stable / older
  • More reliable
  • Yarn adds to your disk space usage since it stores dependencies locally.
  • If you're using yarn you're wrong
  • Much fast yes
  • NPM does that thing where if you have yarn stuff installed it just craps all over that and uninstalls it
  • Offline support
  • That upgrade interactive thing is dope btw
  • If you're using npm you're wrong

SEMICOLONS

YES

NO

  • Avoid errors + unexpected behaviour

  • Tc39 recommended

  • Working around ASI rules is a cognitive overhead
  • If you're not using semicolons you are wrong

  • Javascript has ASI, they are not necessary

  • Faster + prettier to develop without them

  • You have been lied to:  THEY ARE NOT NECESSARY
  • If you're using semicolons, you are wrong

FRAMEWORKS

  • So nice yes

  • Very easy to create composable UI’s
  • Not a huge learning curve

  • It’s declarative

  • Very performant in dom changes

  • Money that you can exchange for goods and services is good

  • If you're not using React, you are wrong 

Real money, not bitcoin

  • Much tiny

  • Syntax very similar to react
  • No learning curve if you know react

  • Adds some really awesome small things to react

  • If you're not using Preact, you are wrong

  • Much fast

  • Vue is the kitten of frameworks, you can’t hate on it

  • Two way data binding on demand

  • Their docs are on fleek

  • If you're not using Vue, you are (probably) wrong

👌

  • Rootscope

  • Please don't make go back, the nightmares are still here

  • No comment

Version 1

STATE MANAGEMENT

Redux

Mobx

  • It’s immutable

  • Amazing dev tools

  • Really hard to fuck up

  • Money that you can exchange for goods and services is good

  • Our state management overlords

  • If you're not using Redux, you are wrong

  • OMG SO NICE

  • I get to go home early

  • I don’t get paid by the hour to write those damn reducers

  • Reactive

  • If you're not using MobX, you are wrong

TYPES

YES

NO

  • You get real feedback about your own fuckups

  • No runtime errors

  • YOU KNOW WHAT THINGS ARE!!!!!!!

    • Like javascript is a real language

  • ​​If you're not using Types, you are wrong
  • One less language to learn

  • If you something with no types, writing the types is NOT fun at all

  • So much faster to develop

  • There is no concrete proof that it's actually better to use types in Javascript

  • If you knew javascript you wouldn’t need it

  • guess what, if you use types, you are wrong

EDITORS

  • Lots of plugins

  • Easy to use out of the box

  • Great type support

  • live sharing!

  • intellisense

  • 💕💕

  • If you are not using vscode you are definitely wrong

  • Huge learning curve

  • How to quit vim is the most searched thing on stack overflow

  • ​If you learn how to use it you are so fast and effective it's amazing

  • It even works on your mom's computer

  • only for geniuses and overachievers

  • if you use anything else you are not only wrong but also dumb

FORMATTING

  • Removes styling mental overhead

  • Leads to more focused code reviews

  • It’s pretty

  • Format on save is extremely satisfying

  • It's "configurable"

  • if you're not using prettier you are wrong AND probably sad 

STYLING

CSS

CSS IN JS

  • Faster to render
  • Easy to pick up
  • Less tooling
  • You have full control of how to apply it
  • the "real" CSS
  • no javascript bloating 
  • you can use the "correct" casing for properties
  • you don't have to put quotes around values 
  • If you use css-in-js you are so wrong
  • Conditionals in CSS #thedream
  • Server side rendering
  • Some of them are actually smarter than us, fella for example creates helper classes out of your css
  • Auto prefix things
  • Component based, maintainable
  • why would you use css, so wrong

🐶PETS🐱

  • Dogs love you back

  • Dogs like cuddles

  • Cats are mean

  • Cats have personality

  • They won the internet

  • They are not mean, they are just assholes - like humans

I think we can agree to disagree...

The

Tools

You

Are

Using

ARE

WRONG

FINE!🎉

The tools you are using are wrong

By Eli Schütze Ramírez

The tools you are using are wrong

Sara and I go on a rant about what we think of different javascript tools

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