Created: 2011-07-15 12:52
Updated: 2019-01-03 09:13



tartJS is a performance-focused JavaScript framework based on well-tested Google Closure Tools suite. It provides rapid and responsive mobile app infrastructure.

Check out the documentation and join us on tartJS Slack for anything about tartJS.

Track issues on tartJS HuBoard

Closure Compiler optimizes, checks and cleans up your annotated JavaScript code with best minification rates while helping you to catch errors.

Getting Started

From scratch

Add tartJS to your project as a submodule:

    git submodule add git@github.com:tart/tartJS.git js/lib/tartJS



(More coming soon)


With help of Closure Compiler, class based inheritance and type safety is widely used in tartJS. See Annotating JavaScript for the Closure Compiler how JSDoc annotation works.

Directory structure

  • tart : Contains core Tart libraries
  • tools : Contains tools like Google Closure Compiler, Google Closure Linter etc (submodule to tart/GUI-Tools)
  • third_party : Contains third party libraries like Google Closure Library, Jasmine, jQuery etc.


  • Outstanding web audio processor for guitar players:


  • Example TodoMVC application (useful as a web application boilerplate):


  • Example TV show mobile app (useful as a mobile boilerplate):



Want to contribute? Great! Fork it, create a branch, make your changes, push and open pull request to contribute. Your pull request may not be merged immediately until necessary changes were made to match coding-style, pass tests. We do follow Google JavaScript Style Guide.


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