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Flexibility and rigidity in frontend architecture

by · Sep 19, 2015 · 1 000 views ·

A discussion of the tradeoffs between use of frameworks, documentation, tests, learnability of a codebase, and velocity of development and iteration. We have a fairly unique architecture at Slack in that we don’t use many frameworks, we write mostly vanilla JS, and we have only recently begun writing tests and documentation. The tension between maintainability/reliability and speed/iteration.

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