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  • Derby icon

    Derby

    MVC framework making it easy to write realtime, collaborative applications that run in both Node.js and browsers.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Derby is an MVC framework, jQuery is a DOM manipulation library
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    Zepto.js

    Zepto is a minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers with a largely jQuery-compatible API.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Umbrella JS

    Intuitive and Documented It is strongly influenced by jquery with many similar methods so you'll feel at ease developing with Umbrella. However there are also some improvements such as with .ajax(), .append(), etc. Tiny and...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Underscore.js

    Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects. It's the...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    MooTools

    MooTools (My Object-Oriented Tools) is a lightweight, object-oriented, web-application framework for JavaScript.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Dojo Toolkit

    Dojo Toolkit is an open source modular JavaScript library (or more specifically JavaScript toolkit) designed to ease the rapid development of cross-platform, JavaScript/Ajax-based applications and web sites.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Durandal

    Durandal is a cross-device, cross-platform client framework written in JavaScript and designed to make Single Page Applications (SPAs) easy to create and maintain.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Harp Platform

    The Harp Platform is the easiest way for anyone to create an exceptional website. Landing Pages, galleries, blogs, e-commerce, domains, hosting, analytics, 24/7 support - all included.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Harp

    Harp is a production-ready web server. Rapidly build static sites and client-side applications using , and more—no configuration necessary.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Lo-Dash

    Lo-Dash is a drop-in replacement for Underscore.js that delivers performance improvements, bug fixes, and additional features. Lo-Dash’s performance is gained by avoiding slower native methods, instead opting for simplified non-ES5...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Prototype

    Prototype is a JavaScript Framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications. Prototype provides various functions for developing JavaScript applications. The features range from programming shortcuts to major...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    total.js

    Free web application framework for building Web sites and Web applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    DHTMLX

    DHTMLX is a JavaScript library that provides a comprehensive set of UI widgets and makes building web apps easy. Develop killer web apps with DHTMLX!

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Chaplin

    Chaplin is an architecture for JavaScript applications using the Backbone.js library. Chaplin addresses Backbone’s limitations by providing a lightweight and flexible structure that features well-proven design patterns and best...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Ractive.js

    Ractive.js is different. It solves some of the biggest headaches in web development – data binding, efficient DOM updates, event handling – and does so with almost no learning curve.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Enyo

    Enyo is a JavaScript app framework enabling developers build native-quality HTML5 apps that run everywhere — from phones and tablets to PCs and TVs.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad

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    hapi

    A rich framework for building web applications and services. hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities. hapi enables...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    MontageJS

    MontageJS is a modern, full stack HTML5 framework designed to create single-page applications—fast! MontageJS uses time-tested design patterns and software principles, allowing you to easily create a modular architecture for your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    flatiron

    flatiron is an adaptable framework for building modern web applications. It was built from the ground up for use with Javascript and Node.js.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Serenade.js

    Serenade.js is a client side framework built on the MVC pattern. It makes it simple to create rich client side applications by freeing you from having to keep the DOM up to date with your data through powerful data bindings. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    SocketStream

    SocketStream is a fast, modular Node.js web framework dedicated to building realtime single-page apps

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Agility.js

    Agility.js is an MVC library for Javascript that lets you write maintainable and reusable browser code without the verbose or infrastructural overhead found in other MVC libraries.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Spine.js

    Build Awesome JavaScript MVC Applications

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Batman.js

    Batman.js is a framework for building rich web applications with CoffeeScript or JavaScript. App code is concise and declarative, thanks to a powerful system of view bindings and observable properties. The API is designed with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Espresso Framework

    Scalable Web Framework aimed at Speed and Simplicity

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Thorax

    An opinionated, battle-tested Backbone + Handlebars framework to build large scale web applications.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • DOMtastic

    Small & fast DOM and event library for modern browsers. Having the same familiar API as jQuery (but without the extra "weight" of modules like $.ajax, $.animate, and $.Deferred), it works great stand-alone or paired up...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    YUI

    YUI is a free, open source JavaScript and CSS library for building richly interactive web applications.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Per website: "IMPORTANT: The YUI library is no longer actively maintained." See http://yuilibrary.com/
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    Featherlight.js

    Featherlight is a very lightweight jQuery lightbox plugin. It's simple yet flexible and easy to use. Featherlight has minimal css and uses no inline styles, it offers image, ajax and iframe support out of the box.

    Open Source Mac Windows Chrome OS Self-Hosted Wordpress Node.JS jQuery

  • qooxdoo

    qooxdoo is a universal JavaScript framework that enables you to create applications for a wide range of platforms. With its object-oriented programming model you build rich, interactive applications (RIAs), native-like apps for mobile...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    PowerShell Pipeworks

    PowerShell Pipeworks is a Framework for making Sites and Services with Windows PowerShell. It is designed to do for web development what PowerShell has done for IT development -- make it easy to build complex solutions out of...

    Free Windows

  • Bliss JS

    No lock-in, no wrapper objects Designed to work with Vanilla JS, not replace it. Light as a feather Only 3KB minified & gzipped! Chaining without prototype pollution Only adds one _ property (optional, customizable) ...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    script.aculo.us

    script.aculo.us is a JavaScript library built on the Prototype JavaScript Framework, providing dynamic visual effects and user interface elements via the Document Object Model (DOM).It is most notably included with Ruby on Rails and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Prototype

  • MochiKit

    MochiKit is a highly documented and well tested suite of JavaScript libraries that will help you get things done, fast. It takes good ideas found in Python, Objective-C, etc. and adapts them to the crazy world of JavaScript.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • X Library

    X is a collection of loosely-bound, cross-browser, Javascript functions and objects. It is intended to be a resource from which you pick and choose - you do not have to include the entire library in your application. It contains core...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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