Bri Manning

GitHub and Toolbelt

January 13, 2014

I’ve been trying to be a developer who contributes more to the community, so I’ve been thinking about projects I can create to get my feet wet with GitHub and learn the ropes. Then hopefully, that’ll get me to contribute to an existing project later.

As a result, I went ahead and created Toolbelt. It has a dependency on jQuery for now, but I’m considering removing that. It probably won’t happen simply because I don’t have much of a need to replace jQuery’s AJAX or element selection capabilities. It would be nice to have it as a standalone library though, so it’s still a possibility.

I found myself, between Viddy, VEVO, and Epic, reusing a lot of the same little tricks and components, so I started putting them together in Toolbelt. It’s just the beginning for now, but I plan on including it in any new projects going forward.