The JS Foundation starts with seven projects in its Mentorship Program:
Appium: An open source Node.js server for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS, Android and the Universal Windows Platform. Appium expands the JS Foundation’s current test framework and tooling offerings into device automation.
Interledger.js: Enables instant payments and micropayments in any currency and across many payment networks using the Interledger Protocol. The Foundation says it hopes this project will cause developers to consider new ways to think about web payments and to look for ways to simplify and standardize those processes.
"As part of this launch, we are pleased to be contributing Node-RED to the JS Foundation," said Angel Diaz, vice president of cloud technology and architecture at IBM. "Node-RED is a rapidly growing environment that has reached widespread adoption among the IoT community by establishing a broad ecosystem of flows and nodes that are shared by the community at large. With community contribution, Node-RED will set a course to innovate and iterate IoT applications rapidly and with greater agility right in the cloud."
More good news is that the JS Foundation won't be taking a walled garden approach, but will be working closely with standards organizations, including W3C, WHATWG, and ECMA TC39, and the Node.js Foundation. The Foundation also has plenty of support. The list of founding members includes Bocoup, IBM, Ripple, Sauce Labs, Sense Tecnic Systems, SitePen, StackPath, University of Westminster, WebsiteSetup and Samsung.