MooTools Roundup - August 2009

Written By David Walsh, on Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 12:35pm

The foundation of every great open source project is its community. The MooTools Team creates the base framework code but it’s all of you that take the framework and build outstanding plugins. Here are some great plugins and tutorials that have been released recently.

MooTools Dependencies Checker

MooTools Dependency Checker The MooTools Dependency Checker by Arian Stolwijk parses you javascript files to determine which MooTools classes you need to make the file’s javascript code work. Arian’s dependency checker is a great tool for those looking to implement a MooTools plugin or use minified code.

http://www.aryweb.nl/projects/mooDeps/

MooTools InputMask

InputMask InputMask is a useful MooTools plugin by Core Developer Christoph Pojer. InputMask allows you to set a template or “mask” for which a string should be formatted like. This plugin is great for date, time, or phone number formatting.

http://cpojer.net/blog/InputMask_Class_for_MooTools

MooTools DatePicker

DatePicker DatePicker is a great plugin by MonkeyPhysics. DatePicker allows you to provide your users with a calendar to choose dates from instead of making users type in the date. DatePicker is very customizable and allows for easy styling/theming.

http://www.monkeyphysics.com/mootools/script/2/datepicker

MooModernizr

MooModernizr MooModernizr tests the browser’s CSS capabilities — specifically CSS3 feature detection. MooModernizr extends MooTools’ Browser.Features object. MooModernizr is a port of the original Modernizr.

http://www.aryweb.nl/voorbeelden/mooModernizr/

Speed Up Your Moo Part 1: Selectors

MooTools Core Developer Christoph Pojer shares methods for speeding up your applications through the use of optimized CSS selectors. Consider this article a must-read if you use Selectors frequently in your large web applications.

http://cpojer.net/blog/Speed_Up_Your_Moo_Part_1_Selectors

JSCocoaLoader

JSCocoaLoader allows you to develop Espresso.app code editor extensions using MooTools and JSCocoa. JSCocoaLoader’s utility classes are all powered by Mootools, and as a happy side effect your Javascripts can easily take advantage of Mootools many improvements over vanilla Javascript either by requiring a JSCocoaLoader utility class, or by requiring Mootools directly.

http://wiki.github.com/onecrayon/JSCocoaLoader-sugar/mootools-server

Keep Up the Good Work!

These are just a few of the great MooTools plugins floating around the MooTools community recently. Keep up the good work and we look forward to featuring your future plugins in upcoming posts!

5 Responses to “MooTools Roundup - August 2009”

  1. Fábio M. Costa says:

    Omg you guys are rocking!

    I’ve heard from a bird that the forge is coming too! nice!

  2. Mickele Moriconi says:

    Thanks for the links, this help a lot to know another plugins. Keep the good work guys!

  3. Robert says:

    Great stuff! Keep it up.

  4. Matthias says:

    The dependencies checker is incredibly useful, could’ve needed that one earlier!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. cime says:

    Nice roundup, thanks!