Hey everyone! I’m wondering if some of you are using Hoplon as a front-end framework for Web development. I haven’t started much yet so I’m still looking for the tools I’ll put my energy on learning. Hoplon/Javelin really speaks to me with its simple model à la spreadsheet that I can easily reason about (my mechanical enginnering background for sure ). It seems simple yet powerful. However, I mostly hear about re-frame, Reagent and the likes out there, not so much about Hoplon. Is there a good reason why?
I find re-frame really well defined too in the sense that there’s only one way to do things, in a predictable manner. However, from what I understand so far, I feel like I could use approximately the same design patterns as re-frame while still keeping the familiar cells and formula cells from Javelin. Or maybe it’s not even necessary? I don’t know…
And what about the mechanics? Again, I could be wrong, but it seems that Hoplon generates HTML from simple composed functions without a need for a virtual DOM. If that’s true, I feel that it’s more in line with the functional programming approach, no?
I know that in the end, I should chose based on my preferences, but as a beginnerish, I don’t feel like I have enough knowledge to weigh all the pros and cons of different technologies and I don’t want to paint myself in the corner either. Any thoughts? Thanks a lot!