Another Open Source JavaScript Library — Facebook’s Animation

facebook-platform-logoGoogle and Yahoo,who both have open sourced internal JavaScript libraries.Now,Facebook is following in the steps of the rival web giants.The Animation library is described as a way for developers to create “customizable animations using CSS and DOM manipulation.” It is released under a modified BSD license.

Google’s Web Toolkit(GWT) lets us avoid many of these headaches while offering our users the same dynamic, standards-compliant experience. We write our front end in the Java programming language, and the GWT compiler converts our Java classes to browser-compliant JavaScript and HTML.

The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Yahoo!’s YUI  Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX. The YUI Library also includes several core CSS resources. All components in the YUI Library have been released as open source under a BSD license and are free for all uses.

In September 2007, Facebook released FBJS, which is a layer on top of JavaScript designed specifically for use with the Facebook platform. It lets developers use JavaScript in their Facebook applications, including things like AJAX and DOM manipulation. The problem with FBJS, though, was that it didn’t play nice with outside JavaScript libraries, so for anything that it didn’t support, developers were out of luck.

Facebook thought: ‘why stop there?’,So they took some time to modularize it, and now we’re open-sourcing it for everyone.It is Animation library.The library had very little Facebook-specific code.

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One Response to “Another Open Source JavaScript Library — Facebook’s Animation”

  1. erwin says:

    i cannot sign in in facebook because i dont have java script.

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