3 More Awesome JavaScript Projects Presented at JSConf

JSConf 2011 was packed with cool projects. You can find a collection of slides that have been posted here, and you can find slides from NodeConf here.

I’ve covered a few of the projects I saw at the conference, but it would take way to many posts to cover everything. I’ll leave with this final post looking at just three more projects.


Angular is JavaScript MVC framework and HTML compiler designed to make it simple to build complex applications and make them testable. It provides bi-directional data binding, validation and templating to achieve these goals. It’s available now, but it’s yet to reach 1.0 and all APIs are subject to change. It’s under development by Miško Hevery, an agile coach at Google.

You can view the presentation on it here.


Batman.js is a forthcoming microframework previewed at JSConf. It’s designed to look like Rails, is less than 10KB and less than 1,000 lines. According to the project site:

It’s also worth defining a microframework as it applies here: batman.js only includes code to do what it needs to do in order to run. It won’t give you utilities to work with objects like Prototype.js or manipulate the DOM like jQuery. But batman.js is a good JavaScript citizen; it won’t pollute the global namespace and you can use it with any other library.


As mentioned earlier, Traceur is a trans compiler that allows developers to work with features expected to be in the next version of JavaScript.

JavaScript creator and Mozilla employee Brendan Eich criticized Google for its develop in secret, then open-source approach, suggesting that it veers dangerously close to openwashing. (The same complaint could probably be leveraged at Batman.js.)

You can find the presentation here, but it only works in Chrome/Chromium.

What Was Your Favorite Presentation?

What was your favorite JSConf 2011 presentation? What did you take away from the event?

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