Will Web, mobile Web or native apps on platforms like iOS dominate the future of the app ecosystem? Google is betting on the Web, of course, and hires like Osmani’s are an important part of that strategy.
Backbone.js in particular has evolved over time as developers have built bigger and more complex apps using it, Osmani says. Some developers say they’ve been hesitant to use it without a more sophisticated architectural understanding – thus the interest in accessible technical writing like Osmani’s. Commenters on his announcement blog post urged Osmani to continue writing.