Jeremy Keith on Spry 1.6

Back at Web Directions North in Vancouver this past year I had a conversation with Jeremy Keith on JavaScript and web design/development in general, and which was also a not-so-thinly-veiled effort to dig deeper into some excellent criticism he’d raised around the Spry framework, also echoed by Roger Johansson. I had roughly another half-hour/45 minutes of conversation that didn’t air, but was of immense value to the Spry team (and Dreamweaver team) in charting our response.

And that response was the recent Spry 1.6 update, of course. Which is getting much better feedback than 1.0, by a long shot. Jeremy recently took another peek at Spry and was as pleased with the documentation as he was with the technical changes in 1.6, Roger also recently gave a nod to the improved accessibility and progressive enhancement support. Right on. Spry’s still young, relatively speaking- so it’s nice to know the ship is headed in the right direction in regards to best practices overall.

Would you agree? If not, why?
Inquiring minds would love to know…

2 Responses to Jeremy Keith on Spry 1.6

  1. Running an organization as large as the Galactic Empire is no easy feat, I’m sure you’d agree.We need to employ technologies that can help us run the Empire efficiently – it’s the edge we leverage over the Jedi scum.We love Spry. Vader and I attended a MAX 06 presentation by one of the Spry developers, and really appreciated the philosophy behind Spry – which is to make it easy. And that’s what Spry does.Look at me, I’m the ruler of an entire galaxy, I operate on a high level… But now and then I like to pull back my sleeves and bust out some code, and I found the learning curve for Spry is low.I don’t care to know how to do advanced AJAX technique, my time is better spent focusing on business logic. And that’s what Spry enables me to do.We use Flex as well; but really like Spry as an option to improve the usability of our existing EMS (Empire Management System) features that aren’t Flexified yet.So, on behalf of the Sith, we fully endorse Spry.Those Jedi, and their rebel scum friends can continue to waste their time with jQuery.

  2. Aww yeah. Cause you know Spry can bullseye Womp rats at just a few meters’ distance, too… ;-)