The JavaScript Landscape in Broad Brushstrokes

added by Paul Wheeler
8/12/2014 9:16:57 PM


A couple of years ago I was deeply involved in an IT project within the pharmaceutical sector, which was mainly in maintenance mode. It was an ASP.NET Web Forms application with some JavaScript (JS) and CSS. At the time, I’d been focused primarily on the complex business logic and customer relationship, so I didn’t have much time to keep up-to-date with the evolution of the JS world, especially since that was not required for the project: Then suddenly my company got a new opportunity – a totally green-field project with some quite sophisticated logic on the browser side. I wanted to assist with this, and was given the chance from managers. When I looked at the JS landscape, I realized how much it had changed. Here are few of my insights of its current state, from my own particular perspective.