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Reluctant Gatekeeping: The Problem With Full Stack | HeydonWorks

so the Full Stack Developer emerges in the market, like an Uruk-hai emerging from its grimy placenta: stronger, better, problematic.

Heydon always gives good blog, and when writing about "full-stack development" his vitriol is upgraded from tactical to strategic.

I have equally big problems with the concept of "full-stack". It's a concept that always necessitates a sacrifice, of either less-privileged developers (as Heydon eloquently snarls), or of the end users.

The most vulnerable users depend upon the expertise of an accessibility and robustness aware front-end developer, yet they are, once "full-stack" gets involved, at the tender mercies of a dev who has never been told "no" and who therefore thinks he can do anything in life, despite getting quickly bored of anything to do with accessibility, UX, or other icky girly things.

"Full-stack" development can, frankly, strap itself to the back of an elderly incontinent cow and follow it into the mincers of the factory farm.

Fucking come at me, bros. I'm ready for a smackdown.

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The Web We Lost

 a generation of entrepreneurs encouraged to make more narrow-minded, web-hostile products ... because it continues to make a small number of wealthy people even more wealthy, instead of letting lots of people build innovative new opportunities for themselves on top of the web itself.

This matches my feelings 100%. We've lost so much of the weird wild web and turned it over to boring centralised corporate apps.

I want the web back.

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To whom does the burden fall? – The Interconnected – Medium

I know this is going to come as a shock to some folks, but it turns out that when you cross the line from “not disabled” to “disabled”, a mysterious fellow in a cowl doesn’t appear on your doorstep to hand you a manual and a bunch of code words.

Holy crap, this article is 🔥. So many truth bombs about accessibility and where the burden of duty lies. (Hint, it's NOT WITH THE FUCKING DISABLED PERSON).

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