I'm a full stack web developer (mostly JavaEE with some Ruby and bit of Clojure experience) by profession and planning to build a website with a friend for a mutual acquaintance of ours.
What would be a good, state-of-the-art front-end framework to learn & would look sexy on CV?
- start simple with an image gallery, blog, calendar of upcoming events, CMS support & ability for visitors to add comments (and register)
- build up back-end REST solution with Sinatra (my friend is excited about it) & a database
- use HTML5 to make a site that's scalable for different devices and screen sizes
- Supports TDD or BDD.
- Not bleeding edge, so it has stabilized and has an active community (bonus if it manifests itself on SO), so we can consult others, if we run into trouble.
- Last thing we want to spend our time on is debug the magic inside the framework, so are willing to sacrifice easiness of syntax to a well documented and working tool.
- I'd personally rather not pick anything that requires PHP, if I can avoid it.