We’ve seen far too many boilerplates for HTML and CSS but very few for Javscript and/or JQuery.

So, you’ve tried your hand at writing jQuery plugins and you’re comfortable putting together something that probably works. Awesome! Thing is, you think there might be better ways you could be writing them - you’ve seen them done a number of different ways in the wild, but aren’t really sure what the differences between these patterns are or how to get started with them.

This project won’t seek to provide a perfect solution to every possible pattern, but will attempt to cover a simple template for beginners and above. By using a basic defaults object, simple constructor for assigning the element to work with and extending options with defaults and a lightweight wrapper around the constructor to avoid issues with multiple instantiations. - JQuery Boilerplate, GitHub

JQuery Boilerplate is a boilerplate not for just JQuery but everything you need to start a new GitHub Project.