MooTools Roundup February 2010

Written by David Walsh on 12 March 2010 – Posted under roundup

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. These are just some of the new developments floating around the MooTools community.

12 Steps to MooTools Mastery

Jacob Thornton's NetTuts article, 12 Steps to MooTools Master, is a high-level introduction to the MooTools JavaScript framework. The informative article touches on such MooTools topics as Mutators, Prototypal Inheritance, custom events, binding, and more. This tutorial probably isn't for the complete beginner, but is a good place to start for people still relatively new to MooTools and those considering it for the first time.



Meio.Autocomplete is the latest plugin from MooTools Contributor Fábio M. Costa. Fábio's class is packed full of options and events, making it one of the most flexible MooTools Autocomplete plugin available. Great work Fábio!




DynamicTextarea is a MooTools class that resizes TEXTAREA elements as the user types. DynamicTextarea boasts numerous options and events for maximum control over chosen TEXTAREAs.



Array.Math is an outstanding set of Math methods you can add to JavaScript's native Array object. Need to find the sum of numbers in an array? Need to normalize elements in an array? Need to get the vector length of an array of numbers? Be sure to download Array.Math! Kudos to Arian Stolwijk for his excellent work!



LazyLoader is a unique MooTools plugin created by David Chan which allows you to defer loading of MooTools classes until they are needed. This is especially helpful when building large web applications. LazyLoader is very easy to use and implement.




Locate is a Geolocation plugin authored by Christopher Beloch. Christopher's plugin taps into the power of HTML5 and offers a few useful options and events to control the Locate instance.


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 plugins in future posts!

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