April 8, 2020

What's been the primary driver of JavaScript adoption?

Episode 92 // The EmberMap Podcast

Sam and Ryan discuss what has driven JavaScript adoption on the web over the past 5-10 years, and what implications those drivers have had for the tools and frameworks we work with today. They also talk about why it's still so hard to build good SPA experiences on the web.

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Show notes

Topics include:

  • 5:10 – Finding real-world pain points
  • 8:44 – Mirage Inspector's serverless backend
  • 15:30 – Not being happy with our stack
  • 18:38 – Why on SPAs on the web tend to be so awful?
  • 30:37 – What has driven JS adoption?
  • 45:42 - GraphQL vs Rails 5 years in
  • 49:10 – SWR and a useResource hook


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