The one thing that got my attention in that journey was the little attention to having a good test suite to prevent regressions and detect breaking changes. Many have few or no tests, and some are well-known, with large companies building upon them. I don’t want to be in those companies’ positions. It’s scary. Rails and the Ruby ecosystem are different. Developers have a stronger inclination towards building well-architected and tested software. It’s not a surprise to me that Rails remains unbeatable.
GestaltJS is a long-term commitment. We have no rush. Ideas take time to arise and click, and we’ll give them the space for that. Building reliable software is more important than providing a WOW-software that organizations might regret building upon. I’m a firm believer that long-term code commitments pay off because code speaks by itself. This is something that I learned through Tuist. In that journey, I got questioned many times if the tool made sense considering there were others seemingly doing the same thing, and I persisted until the people could experience by themselves what I was talking about. GestaltJS will be the same.
Expect the project to be thoroughly tested before we ask you to build upon it. You might not see it as magic as other tools out there, but we promise to save you from some future frustrations.