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Ask HN: What JavaScript library would you like to see that doesn't exist yet?
8 points by x3eme 1958 days ago | hide | past | web | 8 comments | favorite
Or a library/framework that is in desperate need of a better alternative.

I am currently looking for ideas for my next open source project

Something that takes an URL and returns the tag that displays the media. Is this URL to a jpg file, spit a img tag. YouTube video? Iframe. Instagram link? img with the pictures URL.

A library that would allow you to share templates between the server and the client. The library would allow you to include a template file and render it on the client. It would allow you to also include the same file and render it on the server.

How about a library like RubyMotion[1] for writing native iOS apps in JavaScript/CoffeScript? You could use JSC[2] as your runtime.

  [1] http://www.rubymotion.com/
  [2] http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/JavaScriptCore

That's already a thing — it's called JSCocoa[1]. Works for both Mac and iPhone. Doesn't seem to have caught on much, though.

[1]: https://github.com/parmanoir/jscocoa/

Excellent! I see it dates back to 2008 and I'm glad to see it is still making progress. Perhaps more people consider using this, what with the recent revival of JavaScript front-ends (Backbone, Meteor, etc).

I don't know if HTML5 can do this yet, but I'd really like to see a JavaScript client-side RSS reader.

3D physics for node.js/browser

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