Maybe I’m just writing this because I’ve been feeling a bit low lately, but I do wonder if there’s any idea that I put any more time into DOMAssistant.
Last night we held another Geek Meet here in Stockholm, with a staggering 70 persons or so showing up. Great fun, and I really love meeting so many dedicated souls in real life, and learn from them!
And previous to them, one of Sweden’s most visited web sites removed DOMAssistant, not because they didn’t like it, but because other parts/products used Prototype and they needed a consistent approach.
Why I created DOMAssistant
The reasons I started working on DOMAssistant are three-fold:
- I wanted to give something back to the web development community, and to make people’s life easier.
Where to go from here
Where I fall short is in areas like the fact that something like jQuery has one million downloads or so of the latest version and has co-operations like this. I can’t compete with that, with maybe 1000 downloads of DOMAssistant. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that a 1000 people are using it/trying it out, but given the time it takes to maintain it, test it and all the time that I could put into other things (like having a life), I’m just not sure if it’s worth it.
To be honest, I know of very few people who use DOMAssistant in production, but I’d love to know more about it, to have an actual list of implementations to base my decisions on. But while I’ve always felt good about offering an alternative, I’m just not sure what price it’s worth to pay for just a few people ending up using it.
Is it over now?