A handy collection of AMD plugins.


A collection of handy plugins for AMD loaders.

These plugins are things we've found useful in our development of large-scale web applications with complex dependencies and configuration. When we converted our codebase to AMD as a module management method, we realized the plugin capability opened a number of doors for application configuration, with the added bonus of built-in cache management by the loader.

The IOC plugin allows for Spring-like injection of dependencies. The basic idea is that you define each of your JavaScript modules as constructors (like classes), and then use Inversion-of-Control to get instances of them passed to other modules that need them. The plugin supports a simple reference mechanism to reference other beans in bean's configuration parameters.

The jsonschema plugin reads JSON Schema files ( and recursively resolves any $ref properties to load an entire schema file including external schemas. It returns a live JavaScript object that can be used by JSON Schema libraries such as validators or the other JSON Schema processors we've published (,,

The plugin only does simple processing of the $ref values, and does not yet attempt to do full resolution of identifiers such as self reference (#). However, a formatter function can be supplied that manipulates the schema name, so advanced processing or transformation can be done if required.

The properties plugin loads Java-style name=value pair properties files and turns them in the JSON.


This is a plugin to provide helpful utilities for cross-window work. It includes safe (origin restricted) postMessage capability, as well as a shared data store that sits in the topmost window but is accessible to all children (also via postMessage).

Functions exposed are:

  • send (message): sends a JSON message to all windows managed by the topmost.
  • listen (callback): registers a callback for messages coming from any window managed by topmost.
  • unlisten(): unhooks callback for messages.
  • set (key, data): sets a data payload in the store, using a key
  • get (key, callback): requests a data payload from the store, using a key. Data is handed to callback when ready..

Need to move the require.js file into a lib directory so it is more clear that it is an external dependency.

ECMA5 compatibility is assumed - if you need to use in a legacy browser, consider a shim.

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