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Awesome Mad Science

Delightful npm packages that make you say "wow, didn't know that was possible!" PRs welcome!

peer-to-peer

  • peerwiki - all of wikipedia on bittorrent
  • simple-peer - send video/voice/data p2p in the browser (with webrtc)
  • torrent-docker - realtime boot of remote docker images over bittorrent
  • torrent-mount - mount a torrent as a filesystem
  • webtorrent - streaming torrent client for node & the browser

browserify

  • brfs - turn fs.readFileSync() calls into inlined static assets
  • browser field spec - replace certain files/modules when a module is bundled for the browser
  • browserify - use require() in the browser
  • glslify - npm modules compiled into WebGL shaders
  • webworkify - composable web workers for browserify

files

  • file-type - detect file content types by checking their magic numbers
  • fuse4js - write filesystem driver in js

geometry

hardware

  • cylon - command robots, devices, and more from node

images

  • indico.io - facial emotion recognition and facial feature extraction
  • trackingjs - computer vision on the web

sound

  • doppler - detect motion with the doppler effect using only the microphone and speakers
  • speak.js - text-to-speech on the web

streams

text

  • diff - show text differences
  • franc - detect the language of text
  • indico.io - political sentiment analysis
  • node-tesseract - A simple wrapper for the Tesseract OCR package
  • normit - Google translate text & speak it
  • ocrad.js - OCR in Javascript via Emscripten
  • pullquoter - pull interesting quotes out of an article
  • sbd - split text into sentences
  • sentiment - basic sentiment analysis

terminal

virtual machines

  • jsemu - A list of emulators written in the JavaScript
  • jslinux - x86 emulator for running Linux, written in JavaScript
  • jvm - java virtual machine in pure node.js
  • doppio - actively updated jvm in node.js, written in TypeScript

misc

  • bell.js - real-time anomalies detection for periodic time series.
  • bitcoinjs-lib - bitcoin client for node & the browser
  • fastparallel - zero overhead parallel function calls
  • google-distance - calculate travel distance between two locations on earth using Google Maps' API
  • qr-image - generate QR codes

meta-programming

  • notevil - javascript javascript interpreter, useful for running untrusted code safely.

mad scientists (people)

License

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

To the extent possible under law, Feross Aboukhadijeh has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

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