February 16, 2006

Ingy dt Net, creator of Kwiki and Socialtext dude, has created Jemplate — the first template toolkit for Ajax.

Jemplate is a templating system for Javascript, but it’s not just any templating system. It is a complete port of Perl’s ubiquitous Template Toolkit. If you don’t use Perl, don’t stop reading. Perl (and the Template Toolkit) is only needed to compile the templates. The templating lingo itself is Perl agnostic and full featured. It resembles Python, Ruby or Javascript more than Perl.

A lot of you stopped reading, but it’s a pretty great open source contribution. Meet Ingy at MuchoCamp.

Ross Mayfield is CEO and co-founder of Socialtext, an emerging provider of Enterprise Social Software that dramatically increases group productivity and develops a group memory.

He also writes Ross Mayfield’s Weblog which focuses on markets, technology and musings.