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Entries published on November 19, 2007

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Let’s talk about frameworks (again)

Over the past year or so I’ve written several articles on frameworks, mostly talking about the pros and cons of using them and specific design decisions pertaining to specific frameworks. For the most part this has been in the context of programming — specifically Python and JavaScript programming — because, well, I’m a programmer; this is what I do for a living. But every so often the general topic of frameworks for the Web, recently focused on frameworks for client-side technologies, rears its ugly head again and people have all the same arguments over again. Which is a shame, because they tend to obscure more relevant (and, hence, more important) arguments.

What follows here is not an opinion on any specific framework or any particular use of a framework; I’d simply like to lay out some definitions and common themes, and hopefully provide some framing for future discussions which will …

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