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JavaScript Ember.js Routes and Templates Basic Routes and Templates

Why use ember or any frontend MVC in a blogging application over something like the standard rails framework?

Seems like turbo links gives us the snappiness required for this and the need to maintain 2 mvc systems of development doesn't contribute to developer productivity/happiness.

1 Answer

Blaise Gratton
Blaise Gratton
30,213 Points

My understanding is that it's precisely because it's a front-end MVC framework - therefore people only familiar with front-end languages and skills are able to produce "full-stack" apps (think MEAN stack) using only HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Granted, there are certain out-of-the-box capabilities in some front-end frameworks - such as the really nice two-way data binding in AngularJS - that warrant using them for those reasons alone, but there's nothing that you couldn't necessarily accomplish in any other traditional back-end MVC framework (e.g. rails, django).

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
28,770 Points

Also, since front-end development tends to require broader, not always deeper experience, you should use them just because fancy resume buzzword cash-maneyyyy$$$