jQuery Roundup: jquery.terminal, jquery-inputs, Mobily*

2011-08-16 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young
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jquery.terminal (GitHub: jcubic / jquery.terminal, License:
LGPL 3) by Jakub Jankiewicz helps create client-side command-line applications. With one line of code it'll display an interpreter for
JSON-RPC services, and even supports authentication. Keyboard shortcuts
like ctrl+d are supported, and history can be saved to
local storage.

The source that runs the demo shows how simple it is to get something
going with jquery.terminal:

jQuery(function($, undefined) {
    $('#term_demo').terminal(function(command, term) {
        var result = window.eval(command);
        if (result != undefined) {
    }, {
        greetings: 'Javascript Interpreter',
        name: 'js_demo',
        height: 200,
        width: 450,
        prompt: 'js>'});


jquery-inputs (License: MIT) by Denny Shimkoski allows getting and setting of form inputs using hierarchical JSON data structures. Given a suitable form, the
following JSON will be interpreted and inserted into the correct fields:

$('form.user').inputs('set', {
  user: {
    name: 'Alex',
    description: 'JavaScript fan',
    password: 'All your base'

In this example, an input with a name of user_name found
within form.user will be set to 'Alex'. This
seems like an extremely useful addition to the growing suite of jQuery
templating tools.

MobilyMap, MobilySlider, MobilyBlocks

Marcin Dziewulski sent in three plugins.
MobilyMap (Demo, License: MIT) generates Google Maps-inspired draggable interfaces from
a regular bitmap image. It supports markers, captions, controls, and
it'll even save the last position in a cookie.

MobilySlider (Demo, License: MIT) is yet another jQuery slideshow plugin. It includes
controls for pagination and next/previous scrolling, and will pause on

MobilySelect (Demo, License: MIT) can replace one set of items for another. The author's
example usage is switching between groups of images.

MobilyBlocks (Demo, License: MIT) displays unordered lists as animated circles. It's a
very interesting effect (pictured above).

I thought this was a great collection of plugins, but I can't seem to
find uncompressed source code. Hopefully Marcin will post the original
source somewhere like GitHub (or his favourite code sharing site) so we
can contribute!