Consensus Over Proficiency, Blub be Damned
To that charge, I’m probably somewhat guilty. Hell, I admitted I was biased from the onset.
But who cares? The proliferation of software has never been about the best piece of technology, and in fact, is laden with a history of ugly but successful pieces of engineering. Just on languages alone, the recent Hacker News polls on favorite/hated programming languages confirm a strong hatred of the likes of PHP, Java, and Visual Basic; that said, these languages got a ton of shit done for a lot of people. For a huge segment of the developer community, their usefulness outweighed their ugliness.
And it produces results.