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Why use vanilla JS on Exceptions Welcome

Last week, I joined Ben Wilhelm and Collin Miller on their new podcast, Exceptions Welcome, to chat vanilla JS.

We spent a lot of time chatting about why I think vanilla JS is actually a better choice than larger libraries or frameworks in many cases. We also explored where newer micro-frameworks (like Preact and AlpineJS) and compilers like Svelte fit into the mix, and when using a full-fledged framework actually makes sense.

We also spent a fair bit of time chatting about the challenges of breaking into web development, how to find a job, and how to know what you should focus on when trying to learn.

Listen to the whole episode here.