Monday, May 17th, 2010
James Burke is moving quickly with his RequireJS library. He recently posted about the requirements that John Resig has for a script loader for jQuery:
- script loading must be async
- script loading should do as much in parallel as possible. This means in particular, that it should be possible to avoid dynamic nested dependency loading.
- it looks like a script wrapper is needed to allow #1 and #2 to work effectively, particularly for cross-domain loading. It is unfortunate, but a necessity for script loading in browsers.
With the RequireJS 0.11.0 release James feels like he has the features to make that real:
- There is a new priority config option to indicate priority, parallel download of build layers.
- A new JSONP plugin allows you to treat any JSONP service as dependency.
- require.js should be Caja-compliant. The plugins may not be, but the main require.js file passed cajoling on http://caja.appspot.com/.
- Instructions and optimization support for renaming require().
- There is a new RequireJS+Transport D download option that supports the CommonJS Transport D proposal. This can be useful in conjunction with the server-side Transporter project.
James mentioned a server side scanning tool…. and Kyle Simpson (of LABjs) is almost ready to show something there too.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 am