Buildr, Query-Engine, DocPad
Benjamin Arthur Lupton sent us three packages to look at:
- Buildr (License: MIT, npm: buildr) -- tools for building and merging CoffeeScript, Less, and CSS
- Query-Engine (License: MIT, npm: query-engine) -- a NoSQL query engine
- DocPad (License: MIT, npm: docpad) -- a static site generator
All of the projects have installation and usage guides in the README
files. Buildr supports bundling, compression, and client-side loading.
Query-Engine can manage collections of objects, but also optionally
Object to work with other objects. DocPad's
templating engine has complete access to the DOM, which means it can be
used a bit like a novel CMS.
Search (License: MIT, npm:
search) by TJ Holowaychuk is a simple file searching utility that
works a bit like ack (my tool of choice,
which I use with vim). It's built with TJ's new library
commander.js, and has deliciously colourised output:
Is it faster than ack? On my machine it performs slightly slower than
ack, but not noticeably (there's a pause after all the results have been
displayed). Given how simple the source is, it seems like an extremely
hackable version of ack.
Node Knockout has had a ridiculous 183
entries this year! I've been playing around with the entries and some of
them seriously give the startups I've seen on Y
Combinator a run for their money. Check them
out, show your support, and get ready for the winners on the 6th.