Why It’s Time to Kill Angular

I know I’m going to get hate-mail for writing this piece, but, so be it. Someone has got to finally say what many of us as experienced software engineers have been thinking for some time now.

I’ve been a developer for over 20 years working for some of North America’s most prestigious companies. For several years now I’ve been watching the state of UI and how it’s gone from bad to worse. …

I’ve been a developer for over 20 years and used numerous PHP frameworks, including Laravel, Cake, Zend 1 & 2, CodeIgniter, Yii, and a home brewed one I wrote a while back.

Experience gives you a perspective you don’t get just using one framework over and over. As programmers, we are creatures of habit. We use what we know and if we’ve been using whatever language or framework for the past 5 years, well, that’s our go-to tool of choice. It’s familiar, like an old friend we know and know well.

But just because we’re familiar and comfortable with a…

I’ve been an application and web developer for over 20 years. I’ve been programming since high school in the 1980’s, even before there was such a thing as the Internet. Yes, the Internet had been invented, universities were using it, but it hadn’t really come into its own yet.

Recently, I’ve been interviewing after my last contract gig was termed due to Covid layoffs with Disney. Disney is a great company to work for and the people in my area of the company were fantastic! I was there for nearly 5 years.

Getting back into interviews at this point in…

I’ve been a web application developer for over 20 years. I’ve seen all kinds of UI libraries come and I’ve seen them go. I’ve been in the industry long enough to know that just because a framework is new and cool and “OMG! Everyone cool is using it!”, doesn’t mean you should use it too.

Speaking from a purely enterprise perspective, which is probably the same perspective you should be looking at if you plan on building the next great SaaS app, you should be thinking long and hard about incorporating any kind of library or UI framework into your…

I’ve been writing software for the better part of 30 years. I’ve been hired by some of America’s top enterprises, like Sprint, Disney, Dell, Enterprise (the car rental people), AdventHealth, and AAA.

So trust me when I tell you that there is a way to attract top talent; and a way to guarantee they will avoid you. How you hire is often indicative of the culture you’ve created within your company. If you’ve managed to create a stellar diverse culture that people love working within, it will show in how you attract and hire people. …

Beau Beauchamp

An enterprise-class UI/UX full-stack web application architect and senior developer with over 20 years of experience developing scalable apps. BeauBeauchamp.com

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