Just came across this Transmission episode from 15/02/2016: https://podcasts.apple.com/be/podcast/transmission/id1078456050?l=nl&i=1000362991215
It’s quite ironic listening to the excitement for what’s coming, knowing that almost 4 years on we are pretty much still in the same spot
In the episode, Paul Dowman said he was expecting the community to grow at least 50% as a result of the move to NPM, Sashko said internally they expected even more than that.
This was right around the time they started on Apollo I think, Sashko was talking about ‘the data story’ and how what they were going to build around that was going to be a ‘game changer’.
So, yeah, if MDG would have delivered on the promises they made about Meteor back then instead of getting side tracked by Apollo, I think we could be in a different spot for sure. Although my experience reflects @captainn’s, in that much of the reputation I encounter in practice does seem to be stooled by little actual knowledge of the framework. So it might also not have mattered.
It is frustrating though, how they suddenly completely changed course, leaving us stranded without really communicating about it. I’m exaggerating a bit because the framework is still great as is, but listening to this podcast, hearing Ben talking about HMR (again: feb 2016), I can’t help but feel a little sad for what could have been.