Francois Leurent
Recent Tech Decisions
124 points


  • Mercurial

    #<User:0x00007f35423d4900> wedontuse

    We now use only git. Getting out mercurial was a pain.

  • Yeoman

    #<User:0x00007f3547974338> wedontuse

    This tool is useless

  • RequireJS

    #<User:0x00007f35487c4cd0> wedontuse

    Just use browserify & commonJS. We don't use RequireJS.

  • gulp

    #<User:0x00007f354bbbfd50> wedontuse

    gulp is a fancy alternative to grunt (that we don't use anymore). Just use async/await instead of "stream" everything (which is a nonsens). We don't use gulp.

  • Yarn

    #<User:0x00007f354ba13d58> wedontuse

    We tend to stick to npm, yarn is only a fancy alternative, not 10x better.

  • Grunt

    #<User:0x00007f350a992a50> wedontuse

    Using ES7 async/await make the whole tooling chain "problem" disappear. No more code - no grunt tasks, no problems. We don't use grunt anymore.

  • CircleCI

    #<User:0x00007f35454563f8> wedontuse

    travis-ci & gitlab-ci work just fine, no need for that

  • Ansible

    #<User:0x00007f35443c2ca8> wedontuse

    We stick to puppet & our own APT repository. We don't use Ansible.

  • Bower

    #<User:0x00007f35441fd120> wedontuse

    No need for that, just use npm & browserify

  • VirtualBox

    #<User:0x00007f34fb71b538> wedontuse

    No need for that, just use docker or WSL

  • Webpack

    #<User:0x00007f34fd8f11d0> wedontuse

    It's complicated ©. For now, we are sticking to browserify only.

  • Jenkins

    #<User:0x00007f34fd78c470> wedontuse

    We are sticking to travis-ci and gitlab-ci. We don't use Jenkins.

  • Bitbucket

    #<User:0x00007f354269d678> wedontuse

    We only use gitlab & github. We don't use bitbucket.

  • Drupal

    #<User:0x00007f34f8647420> wedontuse

    This is no job for us.

  • WordPress

    #<User:0x00007f3545c844f8> wedontuse

    This is no job for us.

  • Sencha Touch

    #<User:0x00007f34eef698f0> wedontuse

    Haaaaa. Really bad memories. We use react now.

  • Meteor

    #<User:0x00007f34f751fe18> wedontuse

    Typical buzz tech. Nothing practical in here.

  • CoffeeScript

    #<User:0x00007f354b7ca7e0> wedontuse

    We prefer typescript.

  • Symfony

    #<User:0x00007f34f9220738> wedontuse

    We switched to SPA. No need for this.

  • Memcached

    #<User:0x00007f34ef3b0a30> wedontuse

    Redis works just fine, we do not use this.

  • Ionic

    #<User:0x00007f34f7dd8348> wedontuse

    Cordova works fine, we do not use this.

  • Firebase

    #<User:0x00007f34f7b0a7b0> wedontuse

    A proprietary monolith. We are using openstack instead.

  • TypeScript

    #<User:0x00007f34f8729eb0> wedontuse

    Typescript cost outweigh it's gain by far. We don't use typescript in our stack anymore.

  • C#

    #<User:0x00007f354824d900> wedontuse

    No need for this anymore. We use nwjs/elecron instead.

  • Sass

    #<User:0x00007f35450ab398> wedontuse

    We prefer stylus over saas. We are not using saas.

  • AngularJS

    #<User:0x00007f354b502a08> wedontuse

    We prefer React over AngularJS. We don't use AngularJS.

  • Ruby

    #<User:0x00007f34f7e2d190> wedontuse

    No need for this. We don't use ruby (only in our self hosted gitlab EE)

  • Java

    #<User:0x00007f3542892640> wedontuse

    No need for this. We don't use Java (and legacy java code tend to be destroyed)

  • MySQL

    #<User:0x00007f34fd7afdd0> wedontuse

    We strongly prefer Postgres over mysql. We don't use MySQL.

  • HAProxy

    #<User:0x00007f34fda09e50> wedontuse

    No need for this, for now