I have an app near completion using no libraries for frameworks of any kind. I literally started with blank .txt files and went to work. I did this as a means to learn web development but after about a year or two of part-time work I feel I have a good grasp ( beginner level - professional ) of web. I also will have a working prototype ( and useful application ) that is compatible with major modern browsers.
However, I have to ask myself if I'm delusional as all successful applications seem to incorporate libraries/frameworks of some kind. Whenever I do a view source on popular web startups I can see this.
What I've noticed is that IE is starting to comply with W3 similarly to FF, Chrome, and Safari...so that only supporting IE9+ and FF, Chrome, and Safari, I don't have to use libraries to abstract events...I can just use addEventListener...similarly with DOM access. Also, I did not find writing an MVC too time-consuming.
Is it possible to release a web app w/ out the use of libraries/frameworks.
Is there an angle I am missing?
Besides the fact that I cut out a huge market by not supporting older browsers.