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15th Mar 2024
By Allan Jardine -

DataTables 2!

It is with real pleasure that I announce the general availability of DataTables 2. It has been a long time in coming, with aspects of its development starting in 2018, but it is finally here now and I think it is a great step forward for DataTables, with new options, API methods, and plenty of refinements and general improvements.

The table below shows:

  • Improved layout control through the new layout option
  • Improved smart search abilities
  • Easy customisation of the table's data type

Tiger NixonSystem ArchitectEdinburgh$320,800
Garrett WintersAccountantTokyo$170,750
Ashton CoxJunior Technical AuthorSan Francisco$86,000
Cedric KellySenior Javascript DeveloperEdinburgh$433,060
Airi SatouAccountantTokyo$162,700
Brielle WilliamsonIntegration SpecialistNew York$372,000
Herrod ChandlerSales AssistantSan Francisco$137,500
Rhona DavidsonIntegration SpecialistTokyo$327,900
Colleen HurstJavascript DeveloperSan Francisco$205,500
Sonya FrostSoftware EngineerEdinburgh$103,600
Jena GainesOffice ManagerLondon$90,560
Quinn FlynnSupport LeadEdinburgh$342,000
Charde MarshallRegional DirectorSan Francisco$470,600
Haley KennedySenior Marketing DesignerLondon$313,500
Tatyana FitzpatrickRegional DirectorLondon$385,750
Michael SilvaMarketing DesignerLondon$198,500
Paul ByrdChief Financial Officer (CFO)New York$725,000
Gloria LittleSystems AdministratorNew York$237,500
Bradley GreerSoftware EngineerLondon$132,000
Dai RiosPersonnel LeadEdinburgh$217,500
Jenette CaldwellDevelopment LeadNew York$345,000
Yuri BerryChief Marketing Officer (CMO)New York$675,000
Caesar VancePre-Sales SupportNew York$106,450
Doris WilderSales AssistantSydney$85,600
Angelica RamosChief Executive Officer (CEO)London$1,200,000
Gavin JoyceDeveloperEdinburgh$92,575
Jennifer ChangRegional DirectorSingapore$357,650
Brenden WagnerSoftware EngineerSan Francisco$206,850
Fiona GreenChief Operating Officer (COO)San Francisco$850,000
Shou ItouRegional MarketingTokyo$163,000
Michelle HouseIntegration SpecialistSydney$95,400
Suki BurksDeveloperLondon$114,500
Prescott BartlettTechnical AuthorLondon$145,000
Gavin CortezTeam LeaderSan Francisco$235,500
Martena MccrayPost-Sales supportEdinburgh$324,050
Unity ButlerMarketing DesignerSan Francisco$85,675
Howard HatfieldOffice ManagerSan Francisco$164,500
Hope FuentesSecretarySan Francisco$109,850
Vivian HarrellFinancial ControllerSan Francisco$452,500
Timothy MooneyOffice ManagerLondon$136,200
Jackson BradshawDirectorNew York$645,750
Olivia LiangSupport EngineerSingapore$234,500
Bruno NashSoftware EngineerLondon$163,500
Sakura YamamotoSupport EngineerTokyo$139,575
Thor WaltonDeveloperNew York$98,540
Finn CamachoSupport EngineerSan Francisco$87,500
Serge BaldwinData CoordinatorSingapore$138,575
Zenaida FrankSoftware EngineerNew York$125,250
Zorita SerranoSoftware EngineerSan Francisco$115,000
Jennifer AcostaJunior Javascript DeveloperEdinburgh$75,650
Cara StevensSales AssistantNew York$145,600
Hermione ButlerRegional DirectorLondon$356,250
Lael GreerSystems AdministratorLondon$103,500
Jonas AlexanderDeveloperSan Francisco$86,500
Shad DeckerRegional DirectorEdinburgh$183,000
Michael BruceJavascript DeveloperSingapore$183,000
Donna SniderCustomer SupportNew York$112,000

Read on for full details and much more!

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7th Mar 2023
By Allan Jardine -

Experiment: Import Maps

With ES modules gaining traction throughout the entire Javascript ecosystem, it is natural to want to use them directly in the browser. We can do that through the type="module" attribute for a script, but the browser needs to be able to resolve import names into Javascript files that can be loaded and executed. The importmap script type is the solution to that problem.

For DataTables, we could create a really simple import map like this (note that DataTables has a dependency on jQuery, hence we need to add a resolver for it as well, even if we don't actually write any jQuery code here):

<script type="importmap">
    "imports": {
        "jquery": "",
        "": ""

Now that the browser has that mapping available, we can import and use DataTables as normal:

<script type="module">
import DataTable from '';

window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded',function () {
    new DataTable('#example');

You can see that script and loading here.

The goal in this post is to explore how we might be able to make DataTables easily usable via import maps with DataTables, assessing advantages and limitations of this approach.

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28th Feb 2023
By Allan Jardine -

Loaders for plug-ins

Plug-ins are a very important part of the DataTables eco-system. They expand DataTables' capabilities, wrap common actions into simple functions and provide a way for code to be shared in the community. We store plug-ins developed by ourselves and also those submitted from the community in our plug-ins repo and document them on this site. But to date, there hasn't been much consistency in how the plug-ins are written. With the release of DataTables 1.13.3 today, and the plug-ins repo alongside it, that has now changed.

All plug-ins now:

  • Are formatted by Prettier More (basically Prettier with a few extra options).
  • Provide multiple loader options:
    • ESM
    • CommonJS
    • AMD
    • Browser
  • Provide Typescript definitions for themselves.

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