But something else has happened over the past ten years; browsers got better. Their support for standards improved, and now there are evergreen browsers: automatically updating browsers, each version more capable and standards compliant than the last. With newer standards like HTML Imports, Object.observe, Promises, and HTML Templates I think it’s time to rethink the model of JS frameworks. There’s no need to invent yet another way to do something, just use HTML+CSS+JS.

Joe Gregorio argues that we should stop writing and adopting JavaScript frameworks and rely on the modern Web instead. This article is a great big picture view of the Web front-end as it exists today. If you do Web development, it’s a must-read.

Update: Read this excellent follow-up from Sam Ruby as well.