Continuing the discussion from HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points:
I’m interested in this, because I think I’m about to build a monster of a thing, and it relies on HTML, CSS, and JS for the UI, while mostly producing JSON for output.
And then there is #mage-party, which has several sub-domains serving web content for the sole purpose of file transfer between clients. No other web presence there, no human readable API. I like it, makes me feel like I am contributing more to the 'net than the web.
If I knew Vala and GTK and things, I’d love to build desktop interfaces for these networked databases I keep accidentally producing in the background. But then, I can, because I know HTML and CSS. And just enough about JS to get in trouble, but most of the time get what I want.
Now, imagine if someone like me, with my sensibilities, learned JS. Maybe I’d be confident enough to tell browsers to get their shit together, $IN_THIS_VERY_SPECIFIC_WAY.
But I’m also looking for something else, aside from the web. So what’s out there? What can I build?