Dr. Axel Rauschmayer on Google’s Polymer.
I largely agree with his points, especially the thrust of the above pull-quote. When discussing frameworks and libraries like this, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that they’re around because of some gaping hole in the language’s native/standard libraries. Google’s recent efforts (e.g., AngularJS and now Polymer) point to more declarative or component-oriented approaches; put in the context of HTML5 and the advancements there, that makes a lot of sense.
I’m interested in Polymer, but I feel like I need some more time to digest it. Like when Twitter open-sourced Flight, there’s this sense of: “Cool! That’s a novel approach…” Which also feels a bit like: “Whoa, that’s really different.” Now to dig in…
Mat Marquis (Filament Group) interviews Paul Irish (Google) over at A List Apart.