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aut0poietic profile image
Jer

Some irony for ya— I found amusing anyway:

In that list of most depended upon packages is jQuery, a framework that was once treated as an absolute requirement to any web development project. Now we have sites dedicated to why you don't need it.

The number one entry in that list lodash is a performance fork* of underscore which was built for BackboneJS -- a game changing MVC framework. Of course, BackboneJS was an answer to some of the limitations of SpineJS. Any dedicated Spine or Backbone devs out there?

There is always going to be something new/better/friendlier. Just ask dojo, prototype, or YUI.

Someone else chime in here, I'm starting to feel seriously old.

Now you kids get off my lawn and get back to yer Flash + ActionScript.


* "performance fork" is perhaps a mischaracterization. If I remember right it was a whole saga in and of itself...

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dbredvick profile image
drew.tech

I did a little bit of backbone right before I did some knockout. I have since stopped using both 🙂

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Charles Anim Author

That's how it it. Same here.

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aut0poietic profile image
Jer

I'm still supporting/updating a Backbone-based content editor + content framework. Will be pushing an update next week (if QA gets to it).

That's actually another concern not mentioned yet: These things we build don't just go away because the tools we built them with go out of vogue. There are still modern apps using YUI (Moodle LMS comes to mind).

That does make packages like React a better bet. Though back in the day no one thought Yahoo was going anywhere.

Now I'm going to spend all day being nostalgic about dead frameworks. Anyone ever play with Boxely (you know, before AOL squashed it)?

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Charles Anim Author

Mine o mine!... I think i just got nostalgic too about all the dead frameworks. This goes to show you that our industry is growing literally by the minute. And then there's React Hooks..... I couldn't tell when that bomb dropped lol. Now everybody is going crazy about it. Oh well.....