by Aaron Quint
Yeah, yeah. I'm the Sammy Guy. I've spent a lot of time thinking about client side tooling and frameworks and building some sizable apps. I have come to the conclusion that they all suck. Maybe even one step further - frameworks in general are not always the correct solution for your problem. That doesn't, however, mean that they're irrelevant. It just means that its not so cut and dry, one is not really better than the other, they all present tradeoffs and all have their strong points. I'll talk in general about why you shouldn't use a client side framework like Sammy or Backbone or Sproutcore or Cappucino and also why you should. These sound like opposites and like I'll be doing a lot of contradicting myself, but thats the whole point! Don't believe the hype, know the facts about framework development and make your choice and stick to it.
1st–2nd October 2011