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An appreciation of UI developers from a database developer

From what I can tell, JavaScript developers write much more complicated code, to handle much more challenging requirements, than I do, with my SQL and PL/SQL programming in the Oracle Database. I am quite certain that JavaScript developers feel this sentiment even more strongly. People like me (veterans of multiple decades of database-centric application development) are seen as dinosaurs, using ancient, uncool technologies. The things we do seem distant, unimportant, even simplistic, compared to the tough stuff they deal with on a daily basis: asynchronous! streams! containers! microservices! promises!....and so forth. Heck, I haven't even had to change my "framework" for years and years! :-) But here's something we should all of us keep in mind: Sometimes relatively simple tasks can also be  critical tasks,   in which case simplicity becomes a significant advantage (a feature, not a bug). Now, don't get me wrong. I am not saying that I think the ta