Front-End Web Dev Jokes


October 22, 2013

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If you follow me on Twitter (@elijahmanor), you may have noticed that I like a good pun and I like to create them as well. The following is a list of curated original puns.

The feedback I've received range from "Ha ha" to "Groan" to "Unfollow", which are all valid responses to a good pun 🤣

So, without further ado here are some of the Front-End Web Dev jokes that I've authored thus far. Please, don't groan all at once...

NOTE: I've also created a JavaScript library and CLI program called devpun that includes all of these puns and more.


  • q. How do you comfort a JavaScript bug? a. You console it

  • When a JavaScript date has gone bad, "Don't call me, I'll callback you. I promise!"

  • Dev1 saw a strange JavaScript function & asked, "What is this?". Dev2 responded, "I don't know. I would've called you, but I was in a bind"

  • q. What do you call __proto__? a. Dunder proto q. Michael Scott was the regional manager where? a. __mifflin__


  • q. Why did the TypeScript developer hear clicking sounds? a. Because they were basically a human type-writer!

  • q. How did the JavaScript developer learn TypeScript so quickly? a. Because they coded anytime, anyplace, and anywhere


  • q. Why do developer trolls love the terminal? a. Because their past-time is bash'ing!


  • q. Why was the JavaScript developer sad? a. Because they didn't Node how to Express himself

  • dev1 > What tool do you use to switch versions of node? dev1> nvm, I figured it out.


  • q. Why did the child component have such great self-esteem? a. Because its parent kept giving it props!

  • q. Why did the functional component feel lost? a. Because it didn't know what state it was in!

  • q. Why did the React Higher Order Component give up? a. Because it sur-rendered to the prop-aganda!

  • q. Why did the react class component feel relieved? a. Because it was now off the hook.

  • q. Why couldn’t the React component understand the joke? a. Because it didn’t get the context.


  • q. Why did the Web A11y Dev keep getting distracted? a. Beacuse they couldn't maintain focus!

  • q. How do you make a Web App accessible? a. ARIA kidding me?


  • q. Why did the C# developer fall asleep? a. Because they didn't like Java.

  • q. Why do C# and Java developers keep breaking their keyboards a. Because they use a strongly typed language

Yeah, I know those were very cheesy pun-like jokes, but that's how I roll 🤣 I hope you somewhat enjoyed the jokes... if not, that's no problem too. Have a great week and enjoy yourself today!

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