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It’s not every day you see a new processor for building websites that reinvents the syntax for HTML and CSS and JavaScript. That’s what imba is doing.

That’s an awful lot of vendor lock-in, but I guess if you get over the learning curve and it helps you build performant websites quickly, then it’s no different than picking any other stack of processing languages.

I would hope their ultimate goal is to compile to native apps across platforms, but if not, if a developer wants to learn an entirely new way to craft an app, they might as well pick Flutter. As far as I understand it, the Flutter syntax is also quite a learning curve, but if you build your app that way, it makes good on the promise that it runs natively across all the major native mobile and desktop platforms, including the web.

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