6 JavaScript Utility Libraries you Should Know in 2019

6 JavaScript Utility Libraries you Should Know in 2019
by Janeth Kent Date: 18-01-2019 javascript node react jQuery libraries

Nowadays Javascript is the most popular and widely used programming language, so the ecosystem around it constantly grows.

However, it is expected that the small "standard library" of Javascript will remain so. To fill this gap, many of the most popular utility libraries have grown on GitHub. Here is a short list of useful and highly maintained libraries.


1. MathJS

Math.js is an extensive mathematical library for JavaScript and Node.js, compatible with the Math library integrated in JavaScript. The library contains a flexible parser for expressions, is capable to perform symbolic calculations, and has a large set of functions and integrated constants. You can also extend it yourself.


2. Moment/date-fns

Momentjs is easy to use, support various functions to operation of Date. It is defined object type and use like new Date(). For your convenience, it support unordered function parameter although it was deprecated now. momentjs was made to handle Date/Time and the set of these concept. For this reason, It can be a OOP library.

Date-fns is a time manipulation library for Javascript, chosen by many developers to replace moment.js providing over 130 functions to manipulate dates in the browser and in Node.js. Date-fns is built using pure functions and keeps things unaltered without changing the instances of past dates. It works well with bundlers like webpack, Browserify, or Rollup and also supports tree-shaking.

One of the biggest difference is that date-fns is immutable but momentjs is mutable. date-fns return new Date instance from function which was run. But momentjs change its own state.

3. Sugar

Sugar is a Javascript utility library for working with native objects. Custom constructions and modular npm packages allow you to use only what you need and users can define methods or use plugins to handle specialized use cases.

4. CollectJS

Collect.js is a free wrapper for working with arrays and objects in Javascript with dozens of useful features and APIs that is (almost) identical to Laravel Collections5.5. The library is actively maintained, and it's worth keeping an eye on.

5. ChartJS

Chart.js is has 8 different types of data display, each of which animated and customizable. Chart.js allows you to create simple HTML5 charts using the tag, with great rendering performance on all modern browsers. Definitely one of the most useful and elegant libraries in the list.

6. Mout

Mout.js is a collection of modular JavaScript utilities that can be used in the browser as AMD modules or on node.js. Mout provides helper methods similar to those found on other languages standart libraries (Python, Ruby, PHP etc) and lets you load only the modules/functions you need, and provides a consistent API and normalizes behavior across multiple browsers.


by Janeth Kent Date: 18-01-2019 javascript node react jQuery libraries hits : 13931  
Janeth Kent

Janeth Kent

Licenciada en Bellas Artes y programadora por pasión. Cuando tengo un rato retoco fotos, edito vídeos y diseño cosas. El resto del tiempo escribo en MA-NO WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.


Related Posts

The Payment Request API: Revolutionizing Online Payments (Part 2)

Part 2: Advanced Features and Best Practices   In the first part of this series, we explored the fundamentals of the Payment Request API and how it simplifies the payment experience. Now,…

The Payment Request API: Revolutionizing Online Payments (Part 1)

The Payment Request API has emerged as the new standard for online payments, transforming the way transactions are conducted on the internet. In this two-part series, we will delve into…

Let's create a Color Picker from scratch with HTML5 Canvas, Javascript and CSS3

HTML5 Canvas is a technology that allows developers to generate real-time graphics and animations using JavaScript. It provides a blank canvas on which graphical elements, such as lines, shapes, images…

How do you stop JavaScript execution for a while: sleep()

A sleep()function is a function that allows you to stop the execution of code for a certain amount of time. Using a function similar to this can be interesting for…

Mastering array sorting in JavaScript: a guide to the sort() function

In this article, I will explain the usage and potential of the sort() function in JavaScript.   What does the sort() function do?   The sort() function allows you to sort the elements of…

Infinite scrolling with native JavaScript using the Fetch API

I have long wanted to talk about how infinite scroll functionality can be implemented in a list of items that might be on any Web page. Infinite scroll is a technique…

Sorting elements with SortableJS and storing them in localStorage

SortableJS is a JavaScript extension that you will be able to use in your developments to offer your users the possibility to drag and drop elements in order to change…

What is a JWT token and how does it work?

JWT tokens are a standard used to create application access tokens, enabling user authentication in web applications. Specifically, it follows the RFC 7519 standard. What is a JWT token A JWT token…

Template Literals in JavaScript

Template literals, also known as template literals, appeared in JavaScript in its ES6 version, providing a new method of declaring strings using inverted quotes, offering several new and improved possibilities. About…

How to use the endsWith method in JavaScript

In this short tutorial, we are going to see what the endsWith method, introduced in JavaScript ES6, is and how it is used with strings in JavaScript. The endsWith method is…

What are javascript symbols and how can they help you?

Symbols are a new primitive value introduced by ES6. Their purpose is to provide us unique identifiers. In this article, we tell you how they work, in which way they…

Callbacks in JavaScript

Callback functions are the same old JavaScript functions. They have no special syntax, as they are simply functions that are passed as an argument to another function. The function that receives…