Preface

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

It is usually not long after we start writing web apps that we wonder if it can be done differently or if there is a better way to get the job done. While no framework is perfect, exploring the landscape of ideas that are collected in other frameworks is both satisfying in its own right and extremely helpful in finding new ways to solve problems with our current tools.

This book documents some of our own explorations in a quest to find new ideas and better ways of building apps. We hope that you will enjoy this tour of the modern, and still mostly ...

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