TrimPath Junction: a pure Javascript clone of Rails

I won’t ask “why?” because I think it’s kind of neat – TrimPath Junction is an unabashed Javascript clone of Ruby on Rails that was released earlier this year. Requires a Javascript interpreter on your server of course. (For bonus points run it on a Javascript web server too.)

I have to admit that until looking at the Junction example code I had never realized that though Javascript has objects, it has no classes. That sent me off reading more about prototype-oriented languages (that Lua just keeps popping up).

With all the Javascript action these days I wonder when we’ll see additional “universal” client-side languages. Javascript is really entrenched. But as the client-side piece of web development continues to expand, will we really be able to get along with only one language?

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