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jide.js is an open source, MIT licensed, Javascript toolkit for developing rich, modern web applications. It features various powerful UI controls.

It is built around the concept of properties and data binding and enables highly efficient programming.

jide.js uses the AMD format and can be used with any AMD compatible loader such as require.js.

Getting started


Since jide.js uses the AMD format, you must start by including an AMD loader in your HTML file. Since there are a lot of choices we can only handle the most obvious one: require.js.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we assume that your project has the following directory layout:

  • /index.html
  • /app.js (your application)
  • /jidejs (copied from your jide.js download or checkout)
  • /require.js

Now place the following content in your index.html file:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="./jidejs/default.css">
<!-- your HTML content, nothing for now -->
<script src="./require.js" data-main="app.js"></script>

This is a minimal HTML file that loads require.js as well as the default jide.js theme and your application.

Now create your app.js and place something along the following lines in it:

// and start your application 
], function(Button) {
// use strict mode, or not - up to you 
"use strict";
// create a new Button 
var myButton = new Button({
text: 'Say hello!',
on: {
    click: function() {
        alert("Hello World, I'm a jide.js programmer now!");
// add the Button to the DOM 

Congratulations! You've successfully created your first fully functional jide.js application!

What next?

jide.js comes bundled with plenty of documentation that you can directly access from this page.

  • Website
  • Guide The Guide provides a structured introduction to jide.js for those who prefer to read.
  • Examples The Examples provide an interactive way to learn jide.js in case you'd like to explore and test it before starting to read the detailed guide or diving into the API documentation.
  • API If you need to explore the API of a class or method in detail, the API documentation is the best way to do so.