MooTools Roundup - September 2009Written By David Walsh, on Sunday, October 4th 2009, 2:03pm
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.
MilkChart is an outstanding set of MooTools classes that create robust charts from your static data. Chart types include column, bar, line, scatter, and pie. MilkChart uses the HTML5 <canvas> tag and is only supported on browsers other than IE.
MooTools Tree Component
MooTools Core Developer Christoph Pojer
(cpojer) released Tree Component, an advanced tree structure plugin which allows for drag and drop organization, cookie tree saving, and collapsible branches.
Authored by Justin Donato, MTMultiSelect is a great plugin that allows you to select multiple items from a paginated list. You may also search the list of items to quickly identify the items you’d like to select.
MultipleLinks is a MooTools class created by Merrick Christensen. MultipleLinks is a tooltip-like plugin that provides the user a list of possible destinations to click to. MutipleLinks is also highly skinnable.
MooTools Core Developer Scott Kyle
(appden) created Request.Twitter, a very small MooTools class to retrieve tweets from Twitter. The class is flexible in that you may define the URL to query so you may retrieve user statuses, search terms, etc. Request.Twitter is an extension of the Request.JSONP class in MooTools More, showing the power MooTools’ valuable inheritance system.
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!