Conceived in 1989 for researchers at CERN ▸ Created to display pages of text linked to other pages of text ▸ Simple text, with no styling, ugly tables and later, low-res images sprinkled in. ▸ Each document has a “Universal Resource Locator”
web, iOS and Android can triple your engineering cost (or split your productivity). ▸ You could use dedicated teams, but cut features to keep engineering costs in line. ▸ HTML-based web-views promise productivity and features at the expense of quality and user experience.
NEW THING CALLED HTML5 ▸ Flash couldn’t keep up with Mobile ▸ Chrome started the second browser war ▸ Everyone thought HTML5 was the answer to everything ▸ PhoneGap and friends made some strong Cross-Platform promises
FOLLOWING ▸ One expressive language/framework across Web, Desktop and Mobile ▸ Performance ▸ Reasonable amount of code re-use while maintaining the native look and feel for each platform ▸ Excellent user experience ▸ 60fps animations
a few years after HTML5 ▸ Mid 2013: Angular is the dominant web framework ▸ React is new and controversial ▸ The early adopters of React were fueling some incredible innovation in the front-end space. ▸ A lot of these ideas were very unpopular
One expressive language/framework across Web, Android, iOS and Windows ▸ Performance ▸ Reasonable amount of code re-use while maintaining the native look and feel for each platform ▸ Excellent user experience ▸ 60fps animations
▸ Strong types and type inference. ▸ Shift away from imperative programming, OOP, and MVC ▸ Powerful build tools and code analysis (Prepack) ▸ Languages that compile to JS: Scala, Dart, Elm, TypeScript, Kotlin, Reason