15 November 2012

Planbox at JS-Montreal: Discovering Enyo 2.0 and Blanket.JS

On Tuesday, I went to the 24th monthly meeting of JS-Montreal, which took place at CakeMail’s office. There were around 20 people in the room. Having previously attended HelsinkiJS in Finland, I was expecting to greet a similar crowd of developers with many years of experience under their belts. To my great surprise, I had the chance to meet many young developers like myself at JS-Montreal. In fact, for a good third of the attendees, it was their first time assisting the JS-Montreal monthly meetup. To me, it highlights the dynamism of Montreal’s JavaScript community, and the attractiveness of the language.   Alex Seville Nurun Developer There were two presentations: one by Alex Seville about Blanket.JS, and the other by Olafur Arason about Enyo 2.0. Blanket.JS is a code coverage library working on both the browser and Node.js. It is pluggable into unit Mocha or QUnit. Enyo 2.0 is a lightweight user interface library sponsored by HP. It works on normal screens, mobiles, and tablets. It brings an interesting concept of a component based architecture. These tools may not even meet your stability requirements, or they may still be too underground for serious adoption currently; but, they still bring a fresh breath of innovation to the JavaScript world.   Question for you: Have you heard of Blanket.JS or of Enyo.JS before? Do you know some web sites that make heavy use of either one? Please share with us in the comments below.
comments powered by Disqus