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Making Sense Out of a Jungle of JavaScript Frameworks

Towards a Practitioner-Friendly Comparative Analysis
  • Daniel Graziotin
  • Pekka Abrahamsson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7983)

Abstract

The field of Web development is entering the HTML5 and CSS3 era and JavaScript is becoming increasingly influential. A large number of JavaScript frameworks have been recently promoted. Practitioners applying the latest technologies need to choose a suitable JavaScript framework (JSF) in order to abstract the frustrating and complicated coding steps and to provide a cross-browser compatibility. Apart from benchmark suites and recommendation from experts, there is little research helping practitioners to select the most suitable JSF to a given situation. The few proposals employ software metrics on the JSF, but practitioners are driven by different concerns when choosing a JSF. As an answer to the critical needs, this paper is a call for action. It proposes a research design towards a comparative analysis framework of JSF, which merges researcher needs and practitioner needs.

Keywords

Web Development JavaScript Framework Comparative Analysis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Graziotin
    • 1
  • Pekka Abrahamsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Free University of Bozen-BolzanoItaly

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