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Tower.js Full Stack Web Framework for Node.js and the Browser.

Submitted Mar 23, 2012

How ONLY javascript can be used to create Full Fledge Back end application.

Will make sure you wont write anything else other than Javascript to Create entire BACKEND Application.

Javascript Everywhere:
Backend: Node JS
Database: MongoDB (database)
Styling: Stylus
Tests: Jasmine
Tempting: CoffeeKup


Tower.js Built on top of Node’s Connect and Express, modeled after Ruby on Rails. Built for the client and server from the ground up.

Includes a database-agnostic ORM with browser (memory) and MongoDB support, modeled after ActiveRecord and Mongoid for Ruby. Includes a controller architecture that works the same on both the client and server, modeled after Rails. The routing API is pretty much exactly like Rails 3’s. Templates work on client and server as well (and you can swap in any template engine no problem). Includes asset pipeline that works just like Rails 3’s - minifies and gzips assets with an md5-hashed name for optimal browser caching, only if you so desire. And it includes a watcher that automatically injects javascripts and stylesheets into the browser as you develop. It solves a lot of our problems, hope it solves yours too.

Speaker bio

UI Developer at Cleartrip, Previously worked DiscountPandit, Vavia Technologes.



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