One of my least favorite things about web programming has always been JavaScript. For whatever reason, we’ve just never gotten along.

I’ve been a huge fan of Ruby and Ruby on Rails. It’s been my dev environment of choice for years, and it’s where I feel most comfortable. Rails brought me to CoffeeScript, some of which I liked, but some of which I find far more trouble than it’s worth. More recently, Rails has introduced a new JavaScript framework to the world, Stimulus.

Stimulus is the antithesis of what most JavaScript frameworks strive for. It’s simple and designed to enhance, rather than replace. This is definitely more my style.

So, whether you use Rails or not doesn’t matter, if you’re looking for a simple JavaScript framework check out Stimulus.