Linux Foundation whacks open JavaScript projects umbrella

JS Foundation: It's raining devs...

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A project fostering JavaScript’s panoply of projects has been established by the Linux Foundation.

The JS Foundation will cultivate JavaScript application and server-side projects. The thinking is to create a centre that drives broad adoption and development of JavaScript technologies and that fosters collaboration. It should help devs and tools builders make sense of the rapid pace of change.

The focus on standardization and mentoring, JS Foundation executive director Kris Borchers told the Open Source Business Conference in London on Monday. The Linux Foundation and Node.JS will, in particular, work to advance the JavaScript language through bodies such as ECMA TC39 and the W3C.

Also, there’ll be mentoring of projects around core principles of JavaScript.

Borchers told OSCON the object is to build a center of gravity around JavaScript by brining together projects.

“We want to focus on brining a center of gravity for that innovation and giving a home for a community to gather and sift through and know what’s going on in the JavaScript space and where they are focused next,” he told OSCON.

“By bringing people together it will be a focal point for collaboration so people know what project need help and how to get involved.

Initial projects include Appium, Interledger.js, JerryScript, Mocha, Momentum.js. Node-Red and webpack.

Founding members are IBM, Samsung, Sauce Labs, Bocoup, Ripple, Sense Tecnic Systems, Sitepen, StackPath, the University of Westminster and WebsiteSetup. ®


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