I've literally just learned what Next.js is today, so (I really hope that) maybe I have the wrong idea, but it never fails to amaze me how consistently people's solution to the mess that is the ecosystem is to throw another technology on the heap.

Every year, there's a new end-all-be-all solution to JavaScript's problems that you have to learn. It always seems to make things more complicated


That was the thing that I found incredibly relieving when I started using Elixir, and it seems that this goes for most programming languages as well. All you had to do was learn how to use Elixir and maybe the Phoenix framework, and that was it. You could start making projects. But here I am, tentatively opening the Next.js docs...

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