[openstack-dev] [horizon] Javascript development improvement

Maxime Vidori maxime.vidori at enovance.com
Wed Nov 20 16:01:16 UTC 2013

Hi all, I know it is pretty annoying but I have to resurrect this subject.

With the integration of Angularjs into Horizon we will encounter a lot of issues with javascript. I ask you to reconsider to bring back Nodejs as a development platform. I am not talking about production, we are all agree that Node is not ready for production, and we do not want it as a backend. But the facts are that we need a lot of its features, which will increase the tests and the development. Currently, we do not have any javascript code quality: jslint is a great tool and can be used easily into node. Angularjs also provides end-to-end testing based on nodejs again, testing is important especially if we start to put more logic into JS. Selenium is used just to run qUnit tests, we can bring back these tests into node and have a clean unified testing platform. Tests will be easier to perform. 

Finally, (do not punch me in the face) lessc which is used for bootstrap is completely integrated into it. I am afraid that modern javascript development can not be perform without this tool.


Maxime Vidori

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