Despite the ridiculous nature of the article, I think people still use jQuery quite a bit. I see it used within Rails, etc., often with Bootstrap to help make everything look a little nicer with less effort.
Heh... getting away from OOP... "functional" programming... makes sense when you're working with web pages (since pages don't exactly store state), but I don't expect you can use that hammer with everything.
It doesn't appear that jQuery is going to disappear anytime soon. It's everywhere.
On the other hand ... http://youmightnotneedjquery.com/
TIL that you can easily bypass profanity filters on web forums, by inserting U+200B in the middle of "banned" words.
And then I noticed this:
I've found the World's Biggest Selection online. And it isn't from eBay or Shamazon.
[ http://www.intexcorp.com/store/above-ground-pools/replacement-parts/ ]
Replacement parts for Intex pools. Their list of parts goes on LITERALLY forever. (Actually, it's an infinitely scrolling web page that shows the same items over and over again.)
It might be amusing to create a web site that provides a parts list for The World.
That's closer to the universe.
THIS IS THE MOST WORTHY AND NOBLE CAUSE **EVER**
[ https://twitter.com/carterjwm/status/849813577770778624 ]
If the above Tweet gets retweeted 18 million times, he will get a year's supply of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's.
IF YOU DON'T RT FOR THE NUGGS, AT LEAST RT FOR THE LULZ
I can not take your request seriously there are less than 15 exclamation points after "**EVAR**", in fact there are none. You misspelled 'evar' as well.
(There, I went way past fifteen bangs, and added some 1's and invoked the word "teh" for good measure.)