Every weekend I have been plinking away at the PH7 embedded PHP implementation for Vault-OS without much enthusiasm. I knew I should have gotten really excited about it but somehow the thought of coding everything up in PHP didn't grab me. I just had this nagging feeling there was a better way out there just waiting for me to discover it.
I've programmed and gone live with a half dozen SPA apps so far on contracts I have had, 5 of them in Angular and 1 in Ember. Without question, Ember was way more productive. No doubt about it. A few lines in Ember and you have what appears to be a full application. The Ember app was semi-realtime and it ran like a dream. Add some generic CRUD (Create-Replace-Update-Delete) routines for AJAX calls (I hardcoded these years ago in raw ANSI C for built-in SQLite) and you can create full editing systems with a couple of lines. There is so much sample code in Ember I could throw in features like Vault Mail at each terminal and Vault live chat with very little effort.
I know I refactor often.
But consider this.
If I have a Batcave-In-A-Box running SPA applications on 20 year old browsers for $1.00 thin clients running almost all major realtime protocols that fits on a floppy disk and runs under everything from Linux to DR-DOS 32 bit, you know I will have basically achieved something legendary. Imagine that entire batcave computer on a floppy running on DR-DOS and Bruce Wayne dropped like a billion for his. Now imagine this as open source given away for free to survivalists worldwide.
Batman would have a nervous breakdown and probably need to go on anxiety medication.
|That Neanderthal is an asshole! I'm being targeted because I'm a celebrity!|
I'm telling you, the guy is trying to break me down mentally!
I don't know how much longer I can take this!