PITA-less Web Development Framework built with Node.js

npm install thinair
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PITA-less Web Development Framework built with Node.js.

Currently developed by Tommy Bergeron / 2012.

Project status: Ready for development Build Status

Update 2012-07-28

ThinAir is now Ready for development. What it means is that developers who want to try the framework and develop project with it are now welcome to do so! Documentation is almost 100% finished, if anything seems missing, please open an issue.

Update 2012-07-27

Docs are finally done! Not deeply explanatory but still, every component of ThinAir has been covered. If any questions are left to be answered do not hesitate to open an issue!


The main goal of ThinAir is to give a basic but versatile set of tools to Node.js user and newcomers for building web applications.

This ain't no revolution, but a simple, concised way of achieving what you want without having to re-invent the wheel.

Another goal I have in mind while doing this project is to show everyone (even PHP developers!) that Node.js projects are fun, flexible and can finally replace those old technologies once and for all.


There's no npm package yet because some of the packages used aren't very modulable. But it's certain that it will become available in a near future.

To install ThinAir, you'll need to fork this repository of clone it and simply replace the stuff from the app/ directory with your stuff. Simple as this.

Be sure though, to run npm install before trying to use anything. (This will install ThinAir's dependencies).


To start ThinAir, simply type:

node core.js

You can read more about ThinAir usage in the wiki.


Since there's no npm yet, I made a little auto-update bash script that you can simply use by doing ./ What it does is, it clones ThinAir in a temporary directory, replaces the package.json and the libs/ directory with the new content and finally runs npm install to get the latest dependencies.



Thanks to Raynos for his help, patience and nCore (nCore is GREAT!)

Thanks to Florian Margaine for all the time you've spent helping me finding great solutions!

Thanks to Hubert Perron for kicking my ass in the good direction when I'm trying too hard to reinvent the wheel! ;-)

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