2017-02-18 Last modified on 2021-05-24

Last month, @thisdotmedia hosted an interesting «thisdotjavascript» event, bringing people from popular libraries and framework together:

thisdothype stream screenshot

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):

thisdothype graph

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 ?

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:

thisdothype buddies

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...