Can I use qwery with bean without Ender?



I have just started trying out micro libraries instead of using jQuery and I’d like to use qwery with bean. If I set bean.setSelectorEngine(qwery); why does the following not work?

bean.on('.masthead', 'click', function () {
    console.log('click fired');

I am also using bonzo for DOM utility, so I have set it to use the dollar along with qwery so I can select elements in a jQuery-like fashion: e.g. $('.masthead').

function $(selector) {
    return bonzo(qwery(selector));

This also does not work. Should I not be able to use the following with bean?

bean.on($('.masthead'), 'click', function () {
    console.log('click fired');

Perhaps I have missed something important in the bean documentation.. What do I need to do to fix this?

Also, I am trying to avoid using Ender if at all possible, I am trying to keep my external libraries down to a minimum.


Yes, you can use all those libraries together without Ender. But you are going to have to wire up all the connections between those libraries yourself.

This should get you started:

// make Bean and Bonzo use Qwery 
// as their internal selector engine 

// to use $ instead of bonzo
function $(selector, root) {
    return bonzo(qwery(selector, root));

// $() will return a bonzo object
// so if you want to be able to use 
// bean's methods on the bonzo object 
// like $().on()
// you are going to have to extend bonzo
  on: function (eventName, callback) {
    return this.each(function (elem) {
        return bean.on(elem, eventName, callback);

  // do the same for bean's other methods (fire, off, etc)

// now you should be able to do this:
$('.masthead').on('click', function () {
    console.log('click fired');

Hope that helps! 🙂

Answered By – Johnny

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