RT @ryanflorence: Thankful for @mootools for providing an amazing code base that taught me how to program
MooTools 1.6.0 released! More info at
@Xunnamius yeah, it went down and soon later back up. Thanks for the heads up!
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MooTools alternatives

  • jQuery

  • jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. jQuery simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

    tags: developer-tools javascript javascript-library web-development
    platform: Online
  • Wakanda

  • Wakanda is an open source full-stack JavaScript platform to develop and deploy mobile & Web apps in the enterprise. With Wakanda, you can visually create your data model, associated CRUD operations to user groups, and your data is right away available through an automatically generated REST API. You can use Wakanda’s JavaScript client side connectors to consume the API without effort whether you are using Angular, React, Aurelia or another framework.

    tags: amazon-web-services angularjs api cordova database
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux

  • DHTMLX is a JavaScript library that provides a comprehensive set of UI widgets and makes building web apps easy. Develop killer web apps with DHTMLX!

    tags: ajax asp component components development
    platform: Online
  • Ext JS

  • Ext JS is a JavaScript library for building interactive web applications using techniques such as Ajax, DHTML and DOM scripting. Ext includes interoperability with jQuery and Prototype.

    tags: charting javascript javascript-library jquery prototype
    platform: Online
  • Zepto.js

  • Zepto is a minimalist JavaScript library for modern browsers with a largely jQuery-compatible API.

    tags: javascript-library library programming-language programming-language-library programming-lib
    platform: Online
  • Umbrella JS

  • Intuitive and DocumentedIt is strongly influenced by jquery with many similar methods so you'll feel at ease developing with Umbrella.However there are also some improvements such as with .ajax(), .append(), etc.

    tags: developer-tools javascript javascript-development javascript-framework javascript-library
    platform: Online Self-Hosted
  • Dojo Toolkit

  • Dojo Toolkit is an open source modular JavaScript library (or more specifically JavaScript toolkit) designed to ease the rapid development of cross-platform, JavaScript/Ajax-based applications and web sites.

    tags: ajax javascript javascript-library toolkit
    platform: Online
  • Enyo

  • Enyo is a JavaScript app framework enabling developers build native-quality HTML5 apps that run everywhere — from phones and tablets to PCs and TVs.

    tags: coffeescript developer-tools framework javascript-development javascript-library
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad
  • Prototype

  • Prototype is a JavaScript Framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications. Prototype provides various functions for developing JavaScript applications. The features range from programming shortcuts to major functions for dealing with XMLHttpRequest.

    tags: javascript javascript-library web-development
    platform: Online
  • YUI

  • YUI is a free, open source JavaScript and CSS library for building richly interactive web applications.

    tags: Discontinued javascript-framework javascript-library web-development
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Discontinued
  • qooxdoo

  • qooxdoo is a universal JavaScript framework that enables you to create applications for a wide range of platforms. With its object-oriented programming model you build rich, interactive applications (RIAs), native-like apps for mobile devices, light-weight traditional web applications or even applications to run outside the browser.

    tags: javascript-library
    platform: Online
  • Bliss JS

  • No lock-in, no wrapper objectsDesigned to work with Vanilla JS, not replace it. Light as a featherOnly 3KB minified & gzipped!Chaining without prototype pollutionOnly adds one _ property (optional, customizable) ExtensibleAdding new blissful methods is easy as pie!(Mostly) readable sourceKnow what you’re running. Excellent for learning! Built with modern standardsUse polyfills to extend browser support.

    tags: javascript javascript-development javascript-framework javascript-library
    platform: Online
  • AJS

  • AJS is a ultra lightweight JavaScript library that is around 2 years old. It is inspired by MochiKit, but differs by being small and expressive. The current version is only 33 KB (uncompressed!), whereas MochiKit and other libraries such as JQuery, Mootools or Prototype is over/around 100 KB.

    tags: javascript-library
    platform: Online
  • JayData

  • JayData is a standards-based, cross-platform JavaScript library and a set of practices to access and manipulate data from various online and offline sources.

    tags: javascript-library
    platform: Online
  • MochiKit

  • MochiKit is a highly documented and well tested suite of JavaScript libraries that will help you get things done, fast. It takes good ideas found in Python, Objective-C, etc. and adapts them to the crazy world of JavaScript.

    tags: javascript javascript-library
    platform: Online