Bernadette Jiwa is a marketing / branding / idea-spreading expert, (and a Perth local!), and when you subscribe to her “The Story of Telling” she sends you a PDF with 20 questions to ask yourself before launching your next product or idea.
At WWX 2013, this year’s Haxe conference, I’ll be presenting a talk on developing Web Apps, and using “ufront” to do that. Ufront is a framework made by mostly by Franco Ponticelli, and initially modelled on the .NET MVC framework. Ufront is pretty powerful, but it’s lacked documentation and hasn’t had a lot of users. I’ve used it for my last project, added a bunch of helpers, and think it’s ready for some more attention. A re-launch, if you will.
So I went through the 20 questions Bernadette gives in her PDF, and tried to apply it to ufront, Haxe and web-apps.
It was pretty eye-opening, and really helped me zero in on why I think this approach is better than rails, django, node/express or other frameworks. I came up with this tagline:
ufront: the client / server framework for Haxe that lets you write the next big (website/web-app/mobile-app/game/thing)