It’s fantastic that our web plumbing has gotten more powerful—tooling today is capable of so much. But all too often, that power comes with increased complexity that negatively impacts developer efficiency.
This the thing. We've overshot our comfortable complexity levels. We need to recognise this and pull ourselves in a bit.
Like excellent plumbing, these systems should be as mostly invisible—chugging along, doing what we need them to do without getting in our way.