Hack hack hack...

An open journal-- some of it written for you, but most of it is for me.


What is it?

  • beefed up view layer
  • one way data binding -> if state changes the view changes
  • creates a virtual DOM
  • doesn’t provide any data management systems like backbone, Alt.js, Redux
  • no ajax, use JQuery
  • no routing capabilities
  • does not work well with JQuery DOM manipulation
  • can re-render a lot because of the virtual DOM manipulation


  • Babel
  • Gulp - task runner like rake
  • Webpack - processes through Babel interpreter and make it useable code


  • class becomes className since it is a reserved word
  • typeSetting

Going forwards

  • flux
    • alt.js