Thomas Fuchs is at it again. His new project, Zepto, is a lightweight framework for developing applications for mobile WebKit. It’s super-minimal (~2k), which is critically important in mobile browsers, given spotty connectivity and unpredictable caching behavior. The syntax cribs pretty heavily from jQuery (which is a little funny given its author’s resumé), so it [...]
Archive for September 2010
Geddy is a new web framework for Node.js that aims to be a more full-featured than Express. Like Express, Geddy has DSL for routing and support for templates and partials. Where Geddy goes further, is in implementing an ORM (inspired by the Datamapper and SQLAlchemy APIs) and a full system of Rails-style code generators. Geddy [...]
Handlebars.js is a new project from Yehuda Katz that aims to be a more flexible, performant superset of the Mustache templating language. In his blog post announcing the project, Katz identified a few of the ways in which Handlebars is an improvement over Mustache. One of the biggest changes is that Handlebars templates are compiled [...]
This past weekend was the Node Knockout competition, during which 215 teams had 48 hours to build a complete NodeJS application. The entries (which skew pretty heavily towards games and chat apps) show off a lot of what you can do with Node’s fully non-blocking, asynchronous I/O API.
Voting is over now, but I’ve got [...]