CTO, https://scroll.com. Previously Foursquare, Chartbeat, Google.
Startup development teams need to optimize for speed. Code needs to ship quickly to validate ideas, and it needs to turn on a dime as feedback comes in. Perfect code that solves the wrong problem or ships too late is of no use to the company.
Web frameworks are sneaky. They lure you in with their promises of just overriding one method, and (voila!) you have a web or API server.
Everybody is trying to get you to download their app.
It’s clear why they want to.