@33MHz I remember some of those frustrations. I wouldn't say that I miss that part of it, but I do miss the job sometimes. I'm starting to work with Laravel a bit. Makes me appreciate the simplicity of the framework we were using.
@33MHz case in point (or maybe an exception?): i want to install laravel, but the newest version requires php7.1.3, while debian 9 only supports php7.0. inconvenient. can lead to tough design decisions.