A new version of vibe.d, the asynchronous web application framework that made such a buzz on Reddit back in April, has been released. Lots of improvements and a few new additions. They’re putting a lot of effort into this project.
I’ve heard talk for years that D needs that One Big App that can be a game changer in its adoption rate. And while I never would have dreamed that the Big Thing would show up in the web sphere, that’s certainly where the trend has been leading. Adam Ruppe’s cgi.d and other modules made a huge splash within the D community. Vladimir Panteleev’s DFeed, which powers both the web-based news reader at dlang.org and another for the vibe.d newsgroup, was the first to make waves outside of D-Land. vibe.d is continuing that trend. I don’t know if vibe.d is the One, but it is surely a Big Deal.
I haven’t done any web development in a few years, since my J2EE days, but the vibes I’m getting from vibe.d are making me want to take it up again.