I'm working frontend and staring at an API made with Drupal right now. I've been forced to make the shittiest frontend decisions, including On2s on the frontend, because Drupal can't put together a proper JSON API.
Having a real strength with Laravel, roughly 6 years of experience, and seeing what's happening drives me mental. I could rewrite half this project faster than I can deal with the shortcomings of Drupal on the frontend. And it might be the devs on this one, tbh I'm not sure, but man I'm just sitting here with every bit of might resisting firing up a Laravel project and putting together a proper API with Laravel Resources.
The frustration of separation of backend jobs and front getting broken is driving me to a whole new level of madness. Especially since I feel like the hold ups of dealing with this are negatively reflected on my abilities. The backend devs on this project are also probably getting paid more than me too; which is just added sting.
After developing with Django, Express, Laravel, and Spring, I just can't understand why companies use Drupal so much. It's not cheaper, we could do this stuff fasted and way more efficiently. It's a blog and it's being used for things way past its capabilities because companies are either cheap and thinking they're getting a deal with Drupal devs, or because a Drupal dev is a lead backend. I've seen it used in so many companies that it's just disheartening.
So I just thought I'd pop by, say I miss the framework a whole bunch. You guys have always been awesome to me. Thanks for keeping it real with an actual solid framework.