qooxdoo is a universal JavaScript framework with a coherent set of individual components and a powerful toolchain.


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qooxdoo is a universal JavaScript framework that enables you to create applications for a wide range of platforms. With its object-oriented programming model you build rich, interactive applications (RIAs), native-like apps for mobile devices, light-weight traditional web applications or even applications to run outside the browser.

You leverage its integrated tool chain to develop and deploy applications of any scale, while taking advantage of modern web technologies like HTML5 and CSS3, its comprehensive feature set and a state-of-the-art GUI toolkit. qooxdoo is open source under liberal licenses, led by the world's largest web host 1&1, with a vibrant community.

For more information please see http://qooxdoo.org .


qooxdoo may be used under the terms of the MIT License.

For more information please see http://qooxdoo.org/license .

Quick start

It is easy to get started with qooxdoo. For detailed information please see http://manual.qooxdoo.org/6.0.0-alpha/pages/getting_started.html .

For the impatient, here is a short version:

Use the './create-application.py' script to setup a new application. This will create a minimal directory structure of an application, which is ready to be built and run. Within the newly created application folder run the command 'generate.py source-all' to generate a development version of your app. Open 'source/index.html' in your browser and see your first application in action. You can then go on and extend it into an application of your liking by changing the 'Application.js' class file below the 'source/class/' folder.

API Reference

You might also want to open the API viewer in a separate browser window, which offers the qooxdoo framework API in a convenient way (See the top-level 'index.html' file next to this readme).


There are many ways you can contribute to qooxdoo, ranging from providing feedback, making translations, providing a custom library to full-blown patches to the code. Please check our web site for details. Mind that for every patch to the repository we require an open bug in our issue tracker, and that commits to the repository will fall under qooxdoo's license terms.

For more information see http://qooxdoo.org/community/contribution .

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