JSConf in Portland, OR today. I just watched a presentation by John Hann from unscriptable making the case for modules instead of frameworks and libraries. Frameworks and libraries add a lot of weight to your applications. Also, they are difficult to migrate away from - creating some lock-in for a developer. Modules are meant to alleviate these problems, while still providing developers with a set of tools to speed-up development.I'm at
The reaction to Hann's presentation from developers here might be described as optimistic skepticism. "It sounds good, but it seems utopian," says Keith Norman, a developer for GroupOn. "It seems like a little much to shoot for. I'd still like to take advantage of the benefits that frameworks provide."