Important news regarding future YUI development

Guy Pyrzak guy.pyrzak at
Mon Sep 1 22:48:22 UTC 2014

To help clarify.

Mocha, qunit, and jasmine are all for testing JavaScript. Mockjax, Sinon
would help with that. These are framework/library independent and could be
used with yui3, bootstrap, or jquery ui.

The fact that Bugzilla has JavaScript code that has no testing code
associated  with it ( other than selenium scripts) is something that should
be considered and corrected.

I agree that Angular, React, Polymer, ember, gulp, grunt or broccoli are
not as worth while as they are frameworks or node.js dependent.


On Monday, September 1, 2014, Byron Jones <glob at> wrote:

> Gervase Markham wrote:
> I would certainly back a process where we stepped back and looked at
> where things are now in client side web development best practice and
> where they are going. This should be led by someone who had already
> heard of Grunt, Broccoli, Gulp, Backbone, React, Ember, Polymer,
> Angular, Mocha, Casper and Karma before reading the YUI announcement! (I
> hadn't heard of most of them - perhaps that's just me, though.)
>  most of those aren't relevant to bugzilla (task runner, client-side asset
> builder, build system, testing, complete frameworks, ...).
> modern javascript web development generally doesn't mesh well with large
> legacy applications, and i'm concerned that taking a step back at this
> stage to evaluate a large rewrite of the UI would not result in timely
> decision.
> our immediate need is to determine if we should continue the yui3 path, or
> move to a jquery based widget library.
> if we decide to move to jquery, then we should be talking about widget
> libraries, not wholesale rewrites.
> --
> byron jones - :glob - team -
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