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This article was published on December 16, 2014

    Libscore helps developers determine which Javascript libraries are worth using

    Libscore helps developers determine which Javascript libraries are worth using
    Owen Williams
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    Owen Williams

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    Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

    Web developers all know the pain of choosing a library or framework for their next tool. There’s a million libraries out there and it’s hard to know which one is the choice of the moment.

    A new tool called Libscore, which is backed by Stripe and DigitalOcean, was announced today that hopes to make it easier for Web developers to pick a library.

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    Libscore scans the top 1 million websites to collect information on Javascript library usage. Developers are able to use the tool to quickly find out the top libraries or scripts on the Web, which helps them make informed decisions.

    It probably won’t be any surprise to Web developers that jQuery is the top library, found on over 600,000 websites, followed by jQuery UI at 176,000. Google Analytics tops most popular scripts, installed on over 559,000 sites.

    Libscore also lets developers search with freeform text for any variable that libraries use to expose themselves, so you’re able to keep track of relatively new libraries, along with the ability to search specific sites for what scripts they use.

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