October 23, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 9 comments

If you were going to rewrite SportsFilter from scratch and bring in some new cool functionality from MetaFilter, what language/platform/application would you use?

Because I work in JavaScript all day long as a ServiceNow developer, I am tempted to do a rewrite in Node.

posted by rcade at 08:42 PM on October 23

Whatever you use, make sure that the physical layout and styling is done in CSS grid

posted by NoMich at 09:37 PM on October 23

How is it better than Bootstrap?

posted by rcade at 09:43 PM on October 23

From what I understand, grid takes a lot less code to do what bootstrap does. It's a lot less verbose? I think that's the term I want to use.

posted by NoMich at 10:08 PM on October 23

Go with what you know best if you're looking for minimal effort and ongoing maintenance. Go with what you want to learn if you're looking for a project to learn a new language.

posted by kokaku at 03:34 AM on October 24

Some explanation for the non-JavaScripters:

Grid is a layout technology, and I agree it would be useful in a rewrite, but Bootstrap is an entirely different beast. Bootstrap is a component library and I would expect the latest version's layout components to be based on Grid.

Node, OTOH, is a backend system and using it is orthogonal to Bootstrap and Grid.

@rcade if you'd be interested in getting a team together to collaborate I'd be happy to pitch in as long as the UI is done in React (since I need to get better at that for work), which does pair wel with Node if you use something like Next.js.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:19 AM on October 24

And what is your timeline for this project? Is this something that you will be starting in two days or is this a stretch goal on your Q4 2019 road map?

posted by NoMich at 11:21 AM on October 24

@rcade if you'd be interested in getting a team together to collaborate I'd be happy to pitch in

Depending on the timing, I'd be interested in helping. My strength is backend Java, but have worked with Bootstrap and know what Node is :)

posted by prof at 09:32 AM on October 25

I want to start when my current work project is launched in the next few weeks.

posted by rcade at 02:01 PM on October 25

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