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Ask HN: What happened to Express.js?
14 points by MehdiHK on Oct 31, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments
I just noticed that the last commit on Express repo was at least 3 months ago. That is very unlikely for a project like this.


What's happening here? Anyone has any clue?

I can't explain the lack of repo activity, but Strongloop did publish an Express 5 article recently: https://strongloop.com/strongblog/moving-toward-express-5/

Has anyone used the LoopBack framework?

I used v1 a while back for a toy project. It seemed focused on building rest apis, and had some nice tooling surrounding that. If you're doing anything else, you may want to look at other frameworks thou

My guess is that that repo is only for actual releases of express. Everything else is offloaded to npm modules under the expressjs organization, and those have been updated pretty recently.

I would guess a fair amount of their effort is being spent on their new project, koa - https://github.com/koajs/koa

Koa is not "their" new project. I mean, yes, TJ Holowaychuk started both, but he has abandoned Express and Strongloop bought it. They are the current maintainer now, which was again acquired by IBM pretty recently.

Dunno but its the best framework I've ever used. Looking at you rails.

yes they are probably working in-house for a release in a more company like fashion. I expect express 5 to be a big release coinciding with node's support all es6 features

That's not how an open source project works.

Cathedral and the Bazaar.


The essay contrasts two different free software development models:

The Cathedral model, in which source code is available with each software release, but code developed between releases is restricted to an exclusive group of software developers. GNU Emacs and GCC were presented as examples.

The Bazaar model, in which the code is developed over the Internet in view of the public. Raymond credits Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project, as the inventor of this process. Raymond also provides anecdotal accounts of his own implementation of this model for the Fetchmail project.

It is how some open source projects work (e.g. Android).

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