Ben Carr

What to expect from your framework

I enjoy working with components as much as the next guy, but practically every mature server framework has support for a component-based workflow today. And you know what? They’ll also handle however much mundane busywork you want to throw at them: things like input validation, SQL sanitization, database access, e‑mails, authorization, timezones and dates, asset bundling, job running, the list just goes on and on and on.

I’ll be honest, it was a little cathartic reading this take from Johan Halse. That’s not to pass judgement on the quality or merits of modern front-end tooling, but just that it seems very obvious we’re using the same word to define things that are drastically different and can’t really be directly compared.