Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Rise of Javascript and the Javascript Bazaar

@baerspokes - CWD

Atwood’s Law:
Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript.” - Jeff Atwood

Do you remember struggling with rolling your own XHR libraries and then joy of discovering Prototype, script.aculo.us and mir.aculo.us?

Do you remember how server-side javascript was once a castle-in-the-air, cocktail party/kegger  debate (maybe we went to different parties)?

Well... I do.

Javascript has taken hold. In a big way. What used to be a nifty utility when developing web sites with form validations and pop-up windows is now a fully accepted solution for both front and back-end web applications. Full blown application frameworks like Angular.js and server-side platforms like node.js have put javascript in the forefront as the premier language for web development.

I know this because of the of the sheer number of people out there contributing to this space. There is phenomenal the amount of activity in development community around Javascript. A venerable marketplace of ideas. Question is, how to navigate this marketplace?

I’ve put together this ever growing JS comparison list to help sort things out. With the myriad of options out there how does one decide, for instance, which is the best suited MVC framework for one’s new site?


Please check out the list and feel free to contribute using this form below. We would love to tap into the community knowledge base for what everyone else is using and get their input into this very dynamic marketplace as well.

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