The Nuejs Kid on the Block

The Nuejs Kid on the Block


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The Nuejs Kid on the Block

The JavaScript ecosystem can be like the weather. If you don't like your current framework, just wait a minute and there will be a new framework to try.

frameworks - Yep... - devRant

This past week saw a bunch of discussion around Nuejs, a new framework that's kind of like if Htmx and Vue had a baby. It combines the ease of use and reactivity of Vue with the HTML-first development model of Htmx. As is de rigueur for a new framework, Nuejs promised not just a simpler approach but also a much smaller and faster library compared to {insert your favorite framework}.

Knives quickly came out against some of the triggering statements, including being anti-Typescript and anti-Tailwind. Until Ryan Carniato publishes an analysis, the best level-headed take on Nuejs was from Ben Holmes. Meanwhile, a vibrant discussion broke out on Hacker News, with users pointing out how it repeats past design mistakes other frameworks have learned and moved on from.

It's worth remembering of course that the biggest framework at the moment, React, met a hostile reception when it was first launched and questioned the existing best practices at the time. But technical issues aside, the biggest challenge any new framework faces is simply getting attention amongst all the noise. In that sense, maybe the controversy is actually marketing strategy.

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One More Thing

Okay, I lied. We actually have two more things!

The first is our video interview with Brian Douglas, an early influencer in the Jamstack community and now founder of Open Sauced.

The second is our interview with Ryan Magoon from Paypal, where he discusses accessibility and cultivating empathy for disabled users.

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