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Why is this trend going on with using js in domains where it previously was not a component?

Is it to ease shipping new features? To make it easier for contributors once they make the application open source? Good PR?




Why is this trend going on with using js in domains where it previously was not a component?

Office products need to be on the web these days. Having a common code base between desktops, mobile and web makes that much easier and in that world JavaScript is the lowest common denominator.


Aside from the view layer, probably due to the motivation to have a common code base across web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux.


JavaScript developers are cheaper and a legion.




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