I attended another great NFJS conference this weekend. This was the first year where I would say that mobile development was one of the leading topic areas. Surprisingly, there wasn’t a single Grails presentation, though Grails was mentioned by several presenters. It seems to have slipped into the area of “we’ll assume you are using Grails if you can since it makes your life much easier” category for now.
I must say that the body parts theme is getting a bit out of hand. Besides backbone and spine, there are the templating libraries mustache and handlebars. Walmart has developed backbone extensions called thorax and lumbar. Since CoffeScript is also a part of this mix, I thought I should take this whole clever name scheme to the next level -
I hereby announce the CANIjs library – Caffeinated Nerve Impulses ™. I don’t know what it’s going to do yet, but as soon as the jitters where off, I’ll think about it. Probably something to do with eventing (nerves, signals, events, etc). I do know that if you use it in the wrong way, everyone will say “That’s un-cani.”