3/21/2014 - 2:36 AM

Set of docs, libraries, plugins and guides which may be useful to JavaScript coding.

Set of docs, libraries, plugins and guides which may be useful to JavaScript coding.


Libraries & Frameworks

  • jQuery
    The de-facto library for the modern age. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers.

  • Backbone
    Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.

  • AngularJS
    Conventions based MVC framework for HTML5 apps.

  • Underscore
    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.

  • lawnchair
    Key/value store adapter for indexdb, localStorage and more.

  • Handlebars
    Minimal semantic templating


  • jQueryUI
    jQuery UI is a curated set of user interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library.

  • Bootstrap
    Bring Bootstrap's components to life with over a dozen custom jQuery plugins. Easily include them all, or one by one.

  • Async.js
    Async is a utility module which provides straight-forward, powerful functions for working with asynchronous JavaScript. Although originally designed for use with node.js, it can also be used directly in the browser. Also supports component.

  • timeago
    Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. "4 minutes ago" or "about 1 day ago").

  • Chosen
    Chosen is a library for making long, unwieldy select boxes more friendly.

  • QTip2
    Second generation of the advanced tooltip plugin for jQuery.

  • spin.js JS replacement for gif loading spinners.

  • Hotkeys
    John Resig's plugin for adding/removing handlers for keyboard events.

  • Linkify
    jQuery plugin to format text containing URL or hashtag into clickable anchor tags.



  • Bower
    Bower is a package manager for the web. It offers a generic, unopinionated solution to the problem of front-end package management, while exposing the package dependency model via an API that can be consumed by a more opinionated build stack. There are no system wide dependencies, no dependencies are shared between different apps, and the dependency tree is flat.

  • Grunt
    Javascript Task Runner