Evan You, MFA Design and Technology ’12, Starts Software Company Rivaling Google and Facebook
“The big reason for Vue’s success, developers who rely on it say, is its simplicity,” Finley wrote in a recent article on You and Vue. “More companies want to build web applications that, like Google Docs, feel as snappy as a native application. But few actually build applications as complex as Facebook’s or Google’s. What developers often really want is a framework for building small, interactive web apps. Angular can be overkill for simple applications, while React has a steep learning curve even for experienced developers.”
When he started the project while working at Google’s Creative Lab, You didn’t “set out thinking I’m going to make a framework to beat the other frameworks,'” he told Wired. Rather, in true Parsons fashion, it started out as an “experimental little library to solve problems I encountered in my work.”
You credits his time in Parsons’ MFA Design and Technology program with allowing him to the hone the skills he needed to build Vue.
“I went to Parsons and studied the Master of Fine Arts for Design and Technology,” You told writer Vivian Cromwell. “It was a really cool program because everyone was half designer and half developer. They taught you things like openFrameworks, processing, algorithmic animations, and you also had to design apps and interfaces.”