This was really cool and I started following the host twitter account.
The first thing I found strange is that the dude from RxJS is here. It is interesting, but kind of misplaced in this hangout with people working on frameworks / plaforms.
Then… Sponsoring some things and not all. I made a small program called thisdothype, and this is the result (until february, 18th):
It’s a graph, so there is science behind it, and the results are clear: RxJS and Angular are the great winners of this propaganda.
Where are the people behind some other frameworks ? For example:
- Backbone.js, which succeeded in its purpose, but is suffering from not being a hipster framework anymore.
- Inferno, the benchmark slayer, whose creator has been swallowed by Facebook (to make React fast ?).
- Preact, whose creator should be swallowed by Facebook (to make react small ?).
- Svelte, the auto-ejectable framework.
And what should we do about these ones ?
- JQuery, still everywhere.
- Lodash, still everywhere.
- Ramda, to code functionally.
- Monet, to code functionally.
- Underscore, lodash before lodash.
So I heard you like build tool chains:
- Broccoli, the lesser known one.
- Brunch, the lesser known other one.
- Grunt, the configuration dude.
- Gulp, the code dude.
- Plop, the yeoman alternative.
- Yeoman, the scaffolder.
And module bundlers !
All this often requires Node.JS and npm (or ied or pnpm or yarn…).
Will they be on air at some time ?
The fact that some people favor a few technologies and their «thought leaders», and that being «buddies» is the only way to reach people and be advertised, is one of the roots of the JS Fatigue I deeply feel since a few months.
From a co-worker:
For the first webinar. Tracey invited her buddies. And Ben is one of them. It’s that simple.
Should the uninvited frameworks be considered dead ? Fuck.
There will be another session on 2/18th, with… The same people as in the first episode:
Wait & see…