JavaScript Micro-frameworks.

Guilty. Every project, I use jQuery because it’s easy. Thomas Fuchs gently notes the foolishness of embedding a hefty, do-it-all framework when a tiny framework optimized for the specific needs of the site or application would be more appropriate. I’d love to see a comprehensive list of these micro-frameworks.

One benefit of monolithic frameworks is internal consistency. Hopefully micro-frameworks can replicate that. Alternatively, the larger frameworks should start taking steps to break themselves into chunks available for optional inclusion.1

Update: Thomas put together the directory about the same time this post went live. Check it out.

  1. Please note: not a JavaScript expert nor even someone with much familiarity with non-jQuery frameworks—jQuery may well be the exception to modularization not the rule. []

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