Well, suitability for software engineering was the principal thesis of the original article, and Brook Monroe was responding to that article. My point was that as long as JS was sequestered to web programming on a modest scale, I didn’t have a problem with that. But with JS metastasizing into nearly every corner of IT, including enterprise, desktop, mobile, graphics, video games, etc., I felt I had to sound the warning bell.
This is not schoolyard posturing. I’m not doing this because I have skin in the game; I gain nothing from it. I’m trying to help the IT industry out of the goodness of my heart, based on a very long and varied IT career. I have better things to do with my time.