Most of this transformation and conversation was not small talk at the XEROX machine, but instead came in the form of internet survey. This produced a lot of responses (and quite a lot of different perspectives). There was then an over-the-top post on Medium, that either made you laugh, cry, angry or some combination of the three.
- "Web development is an absolute nightmare."
- "It's a silly language, and yet I can't get enough of it."
- "It has taken over 20 years to get this unruly abomination of a language to a useful and enjoyable state."
- "The future looks bright."
How polarizing was all that?
Angular and React are now well positioned as front runner frameworks, giving both Google and Facebook big payoffs. Meteor, Ember and Backbone, however, are another set of reliable tools. Vue.js, also has created a presence of its own. Web Assembly, Service Workers and Progressive Web Apps expect to flourish.
Libraries like CreateJS serve as a swiss-army-knife. Npm is not alone in the Node.js environment because the tech-giant from Menlo Park presented Yarn. ES6, the ECMAScript standard were introduced in 2015 and are now known as ES2015. This still has some struggles with browsers, but fortunately there is TypeScript and Babel to close the gap.
JS Foundation, a new project from The Linux Foundation.