Top 12 JavaScript Libraries Started in 2012

The year of apocalypse is about to finish. Nothing happened. It was a good year for JavaScript, though. Many amazing projects were started this year. In this post we will go through a collection of the most popular ones based on their GitHub starrings.

All these libraries are different, but notable on their own. The true leader of list is Meteor. They received over 6500 stars on GitHub and over $11 Million investment from Andreessen Horowitz. That makes Meteor the promising project in upcoming 2013. Or maybe a most overestimated one? What do you think?

Most of the projects picked on our list focus on UI improvements. Examples of these include alerts and notifiers. One curious case is Yeoman. It aims to make JavaScript development by wrapping together various tools and enables developers to generate a scaffolding for their own projects.