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From Omar Gonzalez <omarg.develo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache Flex suggestion - dumping SWF support in favor of HTML5 - listen to Steve
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 18:12:31 GMT
On Sunday, February 5, 2012, Doug McCune <doug@dougmccune.com> wrote:
>> Just a final sentence: We are in 2012, and nothing changed. HTML5/JS/CSS
>> stack continues with the same problems and is inferior to what Flex/Flash
>> give us. I think 2013 will be again the same...
> This is incredibly false and shortsighted. In the HTML/JS world an
> INCREDIBLE amount changed in 2012. There was a huge amount of momentum
> around microarchitecture frameworks, Backbone, KnockoutJS, AngularJS,
> BatmanJS, and on and on. Frameworks that also include many UI component
> pieces, such as jQuery, the recently updated Twitter Bootstrap, Sencha's'
> ExtJS, etc. Coffeescript surged in popularity, which addresses many of the
> "JS sucks" arguments that Flash devs often have. NodeJS kept chugging
> along, becoming an actual option for a production server written in JS
> of course you can also write your server code with Coffeescript on top of
> Node). JetBrains WebStorm now offers a solid JavaScript IDE. Areas that
> have traditionally been dominated by Flash, like data visualization, are
> being challenged by powerful JS libraries like D3.js (for charting and
> data-viz), and polymaps (for geographic mapping), and WebGL content has
> made impressive advances with libraries like Three.JS.
> Saying nothing changed means you haven't been paying attention. HTML/JS is
> changing faster than almost any other technology stack out there at the
> moment. It has more momentum and developer interest than almost any other
> technology stack. DO NOT write it off as being inferior.

Quoted for emphasis.

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