Modern JavaScript tooling is too complicated? Hacker News

This post on Hacker News is worth the read, not only for OP’s posted content, but because of the follow-up comments (routinely the better part of Hacker News submission).

You know it’s time for popcorn when the thread starts like this:

…if only the tooling was too complicated, it would not be too bad. IMAO the entire front-end JS world is one big pile of MISERY, complicated is not the word or the problem at all.