Frameworks in the future..
A few days later Eric posted Flummoxed by frameworks that started a huge debate about it (he also posted a later explanation). Yesterday I was also listening to Dustin’s episode 12: YUI Library Discussion about the Yahoo! User Interface Library.
What I got from all this was a weird feeling about frameworks. I can’t decide whether I like them or not and why. I don’t especially like any single one of them. Like any other advanced developer I have my own bunch of methods/functions/objects that I regularly use and copy around. This code evolves automatically as I find bugs or need more features. Frameworks on the other hand do this with a plan. Or so it seems. Hopefully the developers behind them are strong enough to fight the feature requests coming from noobs to keep the core frameworks small, simple and above all understandable. Even though some say bandwidth is almost free nowadays.
After a whole day of pondering I think I like the idea but probably not the hype and the implementations that more than anything frustrate me. I’m off to write my own framework.