04-17-2011 04:30 PM
04-18-2011 09:08 AM
Personally, I don't like to use the frameworks (jquery,sencha, etc...).
Anyone else feel the same way? Maybe a small group of us could create a UI toolkit for the non-framework developers? I'm willing to put some time into this once I get a playbook in my hand and have a chance to look at what RIM has done for the home brewed apps on the device.
04-18-2011 10:13 AM
If your app is larger than something really simple it barely makes sense anymore NOT to use a framework. Not necessarily a whole GUI toolkit but I'd strongly recommend to at least use a framework like plain JQuery, YUI, Dojo, Prototype.js etc. because it really helps a lot.
With UI frameworks it really depends on preference and also on what you're doing. I used JQuery Mobile in two apps but only plain JQuery with a custom made GUI in another. I wouldn't want to use nothing at all. At the very bare minimum I'd use a DOM manipulation library. Without one your code gets a lot more verbose.
Of course this is all just opinion...
Staff UI Prototyper (read: full-time hacker)
04-21-2011 11:04 PM
04-22-2011 12:10 AM