var $ = require('buck'); // who needs buck anyway?
var $ = require'buck';
Parse, Manipulate, Create new HTML content with your favorite jQuery-flavored API.
// load an external documentvar parse = $fetchDocument"";parsedone// this is tied to the newly parsed documentconsole.log"Successfully parsed document " + thistitle;// the new $ var is tied to the document contextvar articleTitle = $"article h1"text;// (...);
Use Deferred and promises to handle asynchronous results.
// load multiple documents$when;
At the time of working on a side project (Temples) i had the need of a powerfull DOM manipulation engine usable in node.JS to parse/query/transform data in HTML files. It didn't take very much time neither to understand that in fact, i needed jQuery for this job.
So i was first induced into using one of the few jQuery wrappers for node.JS.
However, it quickly occured to me that all of these wrappers do the job at a fairly high price. And its not a surprise, but here are the facts. Currently, all of the wrapper solutions to parse a document inside node.JS use jsdom as the pure JS DOM implementation and to recreate the window + document environment, and whe the document is parsed, they have to reload the full jQuery's sources inside this context. Because jQuery is a browser library, and is so tied to the 'window' environment, it has to be recreated for each document.
Buck is basically a wrapper around three awesome libraries with some additional sugar..
- jsdom - Full DOM level 3 implementation out of the browser
- jquip - jQuery in Parts
- Deferred - jQuery Deferred
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