Friday, October 13th, 2006
Anecdotally it seems that the top items are:
- Nice API: We want a nice simple well thoughtout API.
- File size: If it is under 3KB it must be good :)
- Documentation: Please!
- Components / plugins that can do a lot of stuff for us out of the box
But, what about quality? How many of us profile the libraries?
We got an email yesterday from someone (will rename nameless unless they want to step up in comments) that asked:
I have seen two posts on mootools from you guys today and I’m just a
little frustrated by the hype that it gets even though (in my opinion)
it’s broken. The Smooth Slideshow 2.0 is a perfect example. On page
reload that thing leaks about 6MB. How is that acceptable by any
Do you profile library code? Do you profile your own code? We can’t just blame the frameworks after all. It is very easy to leak memory ourselves.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:03 am