React, Flux, GraphQL, Hack, HHVM...? All of this and more!
The whole of Microsoft Office 365 software suite is being rewritten in React.js. This was revealed on Twitter in a thread bashing scripting languages for being unsuitable for creating complex applications.
According to Sean Thomas Larkin, of Webpack fame, the whole of the Microsoft Office product spectrum will embrace React.js in a big way. Not only will the company improve it's online version to better compete with Google office suite, it is going all in on React for UIs.
The company will use a shared codebase that will be derived to Web, Mobile and Desktop applications (for macOS and Windows). Each version will use an optimal technology selection for the underlying operating environment. The web version will use standard React as a SPA application.
(Ive never been able to say this yet)— Sean Thomas Larkin (@TheLarkInn) June 13, 2018
And Microsoft Teams
And all of @MSEdgeDev Debug Protocol (instead of C++)
No they are not electron apps. They are compiled to native code.— Sean Thomas Larkin (@TheLarkInn) June 13, 2018
It's now finally one toolchain(#webpack)
It's one codebase and it compiles to:
WIN32 (only one that uses electron)