Top Packages & Languages that Advanced Developers use


#1

Hello Everyone,

I am interested in your opinion regarding packages/languages that top developers are using right now with Meteor.
Recently a colleague of mine mentioned that a lot of top Meteor developers are starting to use jade and coffescript.

I am interested to know if anyone has an opinion in regards to the benefits of using jade and or coffescript. I am interested in learning the syntax, but would like to know from your opinion if it is worth the time to learn.


#2

As with anything like this, it is a matter of personal preference. There are some awesome packages written in CS for example, but comments in these forums suggests that most people prefer JS.


#3

my personal opinion is it depends on who’s your codebase ‘target audience’

if it’s an open source project meant for the public, or if it’s a commercial project which you would hire developers for, I would advise against writing in CS because:

  1. it’s not popular enough
  2. it’s not a superset of javascript (as opposed to TypeScript), which means it’s kind of a different language altogether
  3. ES6 will eventually be a better alternative