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August 25, 2017 - Marina D

Usage of Rare Technologies by a JS Developer

With JavaScript being the most popular programming language in the world, it’s no surprise that a lot of JavaScript frameworks and libraries have been created by different individuals and organizations, all with the objective of making the work of every JS developer easier. Among all the JavaScript frameworks and libraries available, there are a couple of really prominent ones that have become very popular among the JavaScript developer community, such as AngularJS, React, Ember.js, Node.js, and Express.js. These frameworks are safe choices, as they’re well-established and have a fairly solid community of developers that can lend support.

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However, the less known frameworks and libraries in the market must not be discarded just yet, because many of these rare technologies offer features that aren’t offered by the bigger players, and these features may just be what you need for your next project. In this article, we take a look at some of these smaller players in the JavaScript frameworks and libraries market to see what they have to offer.

Rare JS Technologies

Let’s look at some promising, albeit not very well-known, JavaScript frameworks and libraries.

Dojo

Developed in as early as 2004 by a group of developers, Dojo is no newcomer to the market. It’s an open-source modular JavaScript library/toolkit that has many tricks up its sleeve, such as:

  • Real cross-browser support – Dojo delivers very strong cross-browser support, so all of its APIs will work on nearly all browsers, something that can’t be said for many established frameworks.
  • Client-side data storage – Another unique feature of Dojo is the Dojo storage, a tool that allows secure client-side data storage. The storage mechanism varies by browser, but this is all abstracted from the developer so the implementation would be the same regardless of browser type or version.
  • Widget creation – Dojo also enables the easy creation of standalone JavaScript widgets for various features such as menus, tables, charts, and even drawings and animations.
  • Asynchronous communication – Dojo is based on AJAX, which enables asynchronous communication between client and server, so the library inherits its benefits.

Riot.js

Riot.js is a JavaScript UI library that aims to enhance the user interface development experience of JavaScript developers. Among its main features are:

  • Custom tags – Riot JS enables the use of custom HTML tags which allow the creation of reusable HTML and JavaScript components, as well as the creation of complex HTML views that maintain human readability.
  • Simple, Minimalistic, and Small – One of the aims of Riot.js is to keep its syntax as simple as possible. Moreover, it claims to have 10 – 100 times fewer API functions than other libraries, so it’s much quicker to learn. At 10.44kb, it’s also one of the most lightweight libraries available.
  • Modular – Riot is a modular library, so the different components of a Riot application are independent from each other and have no dependencies. This allows a Riot.js developer to rearrange, add or remove components with minimal impact to the rest of the system, making the application highly scalable.

SproutCore

SproutCore is a JavaScript framework that aims to make the user experience of web applications comparable to that of desktop applications. Released by Apple in 2007, SproutCore claims to be the original MVC framework, built by MVC developer. Interestingly, the Ember.js framework sprang from SproutCore, but the two frameworks followed different paths. Here are some of SproutCore’s main features:

  • Native experience – SproutCore’s main attraction is that it claims to deliver the same user experience as a native application, which contrasts to the fragmented user experience typically delivered by many web applications.
  • Big data support – SproutCore also claims to support large amounts of data effortlessly, with a list of 50,000 elements scrolling as smoothly as how other frameworks perform with just 50 elements.
  • Easy optimization – SproutCore claims to be optimal in terms of both code maintainability and computational efficiency. It also provides a SproutCore developer with a simple tool for code minification and combination.

Sample Dojo Developer CV

Here’s a sample of a Dojo developer CV to give you an idea of the usual background and skill set of developers that are skilled in these less popular frameworks.

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Middle Dojo Developer Resume

Experience

  • Creation of Dojo reusable components and modules for web applications
  • Development of a website’s user interface using various JavaScript frameworks
  • Optimization of JavaScript codes of existing systems

Skills

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, DHTML, DOM, XML, jQuery, Sencha, Dojo, JSON, XSL, Django, RoR, Hibernate, MyBatis, iBatis, Agile, Scrum…

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When building web applications, popular, well-established frameworks and libraries are safe bets, as they have a large community of developers who use and support them. However, smaller, less popular frameworks also offer their own benefits, with features that aren’t always found in the big players. In this article, we have discussed three such frameworks and explored the features that are unique to them. If you’re looking for a Dojo, Riot.js or SproutCore developer, or a developer skilled in any of the rare JavaScript frameworks, we are here to help. At Mobilunity, we provide highly skilled dedicated developers to help you achieve whatever you want with your projects. Located in Ukraine, we offer rates that are among the best you’ll ever see in Europe.

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