Agreed. JQuery is really all you need. I use Amber Smalltalk (which transpiles to JavaScript) to do all my front-end web development. It relies on jQuery and that’s all you need to do whatever UI shit you want done. Amber then does all the business logic for your web application; Smalltalk is perfect for this.

In fact, you have many other choices of transpiled language, too. I believe most, if not all, of them use jQuery. Because jQuery really is the de facto standard web framework!

By the way, Amber transpiles to pure JS files that, in conjunction with HTML and CSS files, can be served by any plain ol’ web server. Deployment is a breeze. Moreover, when you import JS libs, the JavaScript objects are treated just like Smalltalk objects! How cool is that?

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