Syntactic Vinegar

Ben Vinegar is a web application developer with a penchant for JavaScript and Ruby. He's currently employed as a Front-end Engineer at Disqus, where he focuses on building their embedded commenting widget.

You can also find him on Twitter and GitHub.

Recent Posts


Third-party JavaScript by Ben Vinegar and Anton Kovalyov. Available from Manning Publications. Estimated publication date is December 2012.



  • Guestlist Web based service for managing your events online.
  • jquery-jsonpi Enables the 'jsonpi' data type for jQuery's $.ajax.
  • couchdb-xd Cross-domain AJAX for CouchDB.
  • Malt.js Asynchronous JavaScript dependency manager.
  • Abbreviator jQuery plugin that abbreviates text to fit small containers.
  • Labelize jQuery plugin for creating block labels for input elements.
  • FreshBooks.rb Ruby wrapper for the FreshBooks API.