JavaScript collaborative-editing

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Top 5 JavaScript collaborative-editing Projects

  • GitHub repo yjs

    Shared data types for building collaborative software

    Project mention: Todos: The Hard Parts | | 2021-09-15

    But still, frontend development is pretty damn hard! And that makes sense. Web applications can have interfaces as complex as IDEs and data exchange layers as complex as distributed databases.

  • GitHub repo CryptPad

    Collaboration suite, end-to-end encrypted and open-source.

    Project mention: CryptPad Forms: Wrangling conditional sections is a nightmare and a half. | | 2021-10-17

    Yeah I don't like how their Forms app works at all, but you should post this on their GitHub repo where they're more likely to see it:

  • Syncfusion

    Build stunning web applications quickly using Syncfusion JavaScript UI controls.. The Syncfusion JavaScript suite offers more than 65 cross-platform, responsive, and lightweight JS/HTML5 UI controls for building modern web applications.

  • GitHub repo teletype

    Share your workspace with team members and collaborate on code in real time in Atom

    Project mention: Looking for pair programming coding challenges | | 2021-04-26

    Teletype for Atom might be what you're looking for. Also, haven't used yet, but a quick Google search shows me something like this also exists.

  • GitHub repo teletype-crdt

    String-wise sequence CRDT powering peer-to-peer collaborative editing in Teletype for Atom.

    Project mention: 5000x Faster CRDTs: An Adventure in Optimization | | 2021-07-31

    Cool! It'd be interesting to see those CRDT implementations added to Kevin Jahns' CRDT Benchmarks page[1]. The LogootSplit paper looks interesting. It looks like xray is abandoned, and I'm not sure about teletype. Though teletype's CRDT looks to be entirely implemented in javascript[2]? If the authors are around I'd love to see some benchmarks so we can compare approaches and learn what actually works well.

    And I'm not surprised these techniques have been invented before. Realising a tree is an appropriate data structure here is a pretty obvious step if you have a mind for data structures.

    To name it, I often find myself feeling defensive when people read my work and respond with a bunch of links to academic papers. Its probably totally unfair and a complete projection from my side, but I hear a voice in my head reword your comment to instead say something awful like: "Cool, but everything you did was done before. Even if they didn't make any of their work practical, usable or good they still published first and you obviously didn't do a good enough literature review if you didn't know that." And I feel an unfair defensiveness arise in me as a result that wants to find excuses to dismiss the work, even if the work might be otherwise interesting.

    Its hard to compare their benchmark results because they used synthetic randomized editing traces, which always have different performance profiles than real edits for this stuff. Their own university gathered some great real world data in an earlier study. It would have been much more instructive if that data set was used here. At a glance their RAM usage looks to be about 2 orders of magnitude worse than diamond-types or yjs. And their CPU usage... ?? I can't tell because they have no tables of results. Just some hard to read charts with log scales, so you can't even really eyeball the figures. So its really hard to tell if their work ends up performance-competitive without spending a couple days getting their enterprise style java code running with a better data set. Do you think thats worth doing?



  • GitHub repo text

    📑 Collaborative document editing using Markdown (by nextcloud)

    Project mention: Using the web interface throws many (hidden) 404's | | 2021-02-01

    It may very well be expected behaviour. See for instance this on Github.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-10-17.


What are some of the best open-source collaborative-editing projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 yjs 5,309
2 CryptPad 2,980
3 teletype 2,337
4 teletype-crdt 683
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