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Classical Inheritance for JavaScript

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IMPORTANT NOTE

I have personally switched from Minion (and contributed heavily) to Rosy.

Rosy is an AMD framework that implements Classical Inheritance, much like Minion does. In fact, I ported a decent amount of code from Minion over to Rosy.

I highly recommend taking a look at Rosy, if you're at all interested in Minion. It solves several shortcomings of Minion and offloads the dependency management onto AMD/RequireJS.

With that being said, I will do my best to still fix any bugs/issues in Minion and answer any questions you might have.

MinionJS - Classical Inheritance for JavaScript

A micro-framework that provides classical inheritance for JavaScript. Easily namespace, create and extend classes.

It is only 3.6 kb minified and gzipped!

Overview   |   Getting Started   |   Publish/Subscribe

Defining a Class:

minion.define("example", {

    Example : minion.extend("minion.Class", {

        exampleVar1: 1,
        exampleVar2: 2,

        init: function(){

        },

        doSomething : function(something){
            //do something with something
        }
    })

});

Using a Class:

minion.require("example.Example", function(Example) {

    var instance = new Example();
    instance.doSomething();

});


Features:

  • Classical inheritance in JavaScript
  • Robust publish/subscribe implementation
  • Dependency management
  • Build tool for easy deployment
  • super() method support
  • Micro-sized. 3.6 kb minfied + gzipped.
  • Fully ECMAScript 5 Strict Mode compliant.
  • Unit tests included.

Currently Supported:

  • Node.js
  • IE 6+
  • Safari 3+
  • Opera 9+
  • Chrome 9+
  • iOS
  • Android


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License

(c) 2011 Taka Kojima (the "Author").
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