Pinocchio Front-end Development Collection

Every time we start that new web project up, we collect our favorite 2 or 3 JavaScript libraries to help us along. Then it grows to 5. Then it grows to 10. Then, we forget what we used and start all over again on our next proof of concept.

I got fed up with doing this every time, so I put all my favorites together, tied them together with some boilerplate HTML/CSS/JS, and put the whole shebang up on the web. Get the Pinocchio Front-End from GitHub.

What does it do for me?

You get some of my favorite JS libraries to help you limp along in your next whizbang web concept. Focus on the true value your new cat gif aggregator will give to humanity, and not on which message routing micro-framework you should use. Spend more time on your Bayesian tag generator and less on how you’ll template out your beautiful HTML visual elements.

But wait, there’s more!

Surprisingly enough, some code I’ve written is even in this wonderful package. We need a new for-the-web pseudo-MVC pattern implementation like we need another hole in our heads. Well get out that drill, Margret, because here comes another!

I like simplicity, so I tried to make a brain-dead simple Model-View-App grouping of classes to speed me along in some of my more elegant product concepts. That, or I just can’t be bothered to spend the time reading the documents for Backbone.js. Let’s save me the embarrassment and go with the former rather than the latter.

There’s a service class in there, but more on that later.

Written by mackay on September 8, 2013 Categories: Projects Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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