Lo-Dash v3, g5-knockout.js

2015-01-26 00:00:00 +0000 by Alex R. Young

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Lo-Dash v3

I've noticed that Lo-Dash is a popular module on npm, and it's recently had a major release for version 3.0. This version brings some new features and interesting internal changes.

Gajus Kuizinas sent in Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Lo-Dash v3, a post that explores version 3, like lazy evaluation, pipeline computing, deferred execution, and newly available methods.

Version 3 is the biggest update to Lo-Dash ever3. With ever increasing user base, modular code base, and cross-browser compatibility, Lo-Dash is the go-to utility library for years to come. With that in mind, there is an going competition with lazy.js and undescore.js, both of which are in active development.

Knockout/Browserify Base App with Events

Working with Knockout and Browserify is a pretty solid choice for many client-side projects, but because these are libraries rather than frameworks you need to know what you're doing before getting started. Greg Babula has created g5-knockout.js which you can use as a foundation for your next MVVM project. It includes an event bus for decoupling, and this is based on Node's events module, which is made possible thanks to Browserify. I also noticed Greg uses Lo-Dash.

Greg included a blog post in his submission which explains the concept and decisions behind the main dependencies. You can look at the source to see things like how view models are made.