Why TIBET? Staffing, Stability, Support.


Virtually all frameworks "work" from a technical perspective, however TIBET was designed to address the three biggest risks to your projects: staffing, stability, and support.

  • If you can't staff up, on time and within budget, your project may fail outright.
  • If you build on an unstable à la carte foundation you multiply complexity and cost.
  • If you use unsupported components you risk your project's long-term future.

TIBET is unique in its focus on reducing project risk and total cost of ownership.

Reduced risk and reduced cost are TIBET's performance metrics.


Staffing - The #1 Problem For Web Development Projects

Over the years we've spoken with dozens of decision makers about the issues they face with their web projects. In discussing their challenges they never focus on things like "callbacks are complicated", "we need static typing", or "everything would be fine if JavaScript just had modules".

In fact, without exception they never mention technical issues at all. On the other hand, they universally complain about a single issue: "Hiring good JavaScript coders is impossible."

TIBET solves "the hardest AJAX problem" in several ways:

  • TIBET's authoring pyramid design aligns the skill requirements for TIBET development with the natural distribution of UI, application, and framework level JS skills in the market.
  • TIBET's markup-first approach supports an 80%-20% markup-to-code balance.
  • TIBET's immersive IDE enables graphical, top-down, tag-centric development.

Each of these elements reduces your dependence on JavaScript, replacing it with a scalable markup-first approach that's easier to staff for and maintain over time.

Ask yourself this...

When you build your second, third, or fifth project with your current framework will you still be doing all the work in code? If so, how does that choice address your #1 cost/risk factor...staffing?


Stability - Avoiding The Pain Of À La Carte Development

Selecting, integrating, and maintaining a custom stack and toolchain requires time, effort, and a skilled team, increasing staffing pressure. Choosing à la carte development is also the root cause of another business problem...one that can add even more risk to your project: platform instability.

TIBET saves you from the pain of à la carte JavaScript development at every level:

TIBET is truly "The sum of the parts, not some of the parts.™", providing you with the most comprehensive and integrated platform available for modern web development.

With TIBET you have a single installation platform designed to provide a stable foundation over time; a platform that originated in the IE4/Nav4 era; a platform which still excels today. That's stability.


Support - "Authored By" !== "Supported By"

TIBET is Open Source and fully supported by the vendor who built it.

In contrast, most of today's prominent frameworks are unsupported. They're popular, powerful, and often authored by prominent companies...but there's a catch.

The core business for today's prominent framework authors is not frameworks. They don't "back them"; they simply authored them. There's no SLA. As a result they're free to abandon them, and you. A perfect example is the Angular1 to Angular2 transition, a change so dramatic it stranded Angular1 projects on an abandoned framework they'll have to port off of eventually.

The thing is, abandoned frameworks are nothing new.

Yahoo! walked away from both YUI and Mojito. Similarly, Google has gone through Closure, GWT, and Angular1. The jury's still out on Dart and Polymer. Today's offering is Angular2+ but with WebAssembly and WebComponents on the horizon there'll almost certainly be more churn and more license pain as these companies compete in their core businesses.

Technical Pursuit is different. Since 1999 our only business has been the design and development of business web applications and tools, particularly the TIBET platform.

We're proud to offer support packages for TIBET with no incident limits or off-hours. The only choice you have to make is what response time you need, anything from a 72-hour safety net package to a 1-hour production response package.

When we say TIBET is supported we mean it. Our business, and your project, depends on it.

...of course the real "Why TIBET?" is it's fast, feature-rich, and fun :)

See for yourself...

...or take the plunge, install TIBET, and work your way through the TIBET Quickstart Guide.

We think you're going to love working with TIBET!

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