Open source is the lifeblood of the development community. It keeps innovation flowing and developers on top of their game. Google and Microsoft are both pushing heavily into the open source realm. Yahoo! today announced they’re throwing their hat in the ring as well.
Mojito may sound new to you, but that’s just because this is the first time it’s being offered to the public. Yahoo! developers themselves have been using it to developer apps like Livestand, Fantasy Finance and Fantasy Premier League Football. So obviously Yahoo! likes Mojito a lot, but what about it will make developers interested in it?
This programming magic is enabled through NodeJS. It allows the Mojito framework to run on both ends of the spectrum. Yahoo! claims this allows developers to assemble and render data on both the server and client sides.
All of this sounds pretty nice, but Yahoo! wants it to be better. That’s why they’ve made Mojito open source. Letting developers directly at the code should help speed up the evolution of the framework from awesome to god-like.
To help developers get there, Yahoo! has uploaded the source code to GitHub. They have also created a handy page that details what Mojito can currently do for you.
Is Yahoo’s latest foray into open source a good one? Will you be using Mojito in your applications? Let us know in the comments.