Friday, May 15th, 2009
Why choose which Ajax framework you can use, when you can let The Machine tell you! Jim Briggs of Athenz has pointed his decision machine at the age old problem of choosing which darn library to script src!
Here is what Jim told us about the new service:
There has been some discussion lately on Ajaxian about “What is the best framework?” As Dion said in another post, “It is agonizing. It is hard. It isn’t pretty.” Both newbies and gurus have weighed in on the subject. As a Ajax programmer, the issue is personally important to me, but rather than cast out another opinion, I’ve created a web site, The Ajax Frameworks Decision Center, that allows anybody to evaluate and select the Ajax or RIA framework that best meets their particular needs. The Decision Center includes a 100-plus requirements model, tools to prioritize, compare, and evaluate frameworks, and a 35 page guide that elaborates on the requirements and the features that you find in frameworks.
In addition, anyone can publish an evaluation of any framework and vendors can publish product information inside the Decision Center. All of this is free.
Objectively, the choice of a framework can be difficult. Subjectively, the choice can be agonizing. The Decision Center doesn’t eliminate all the difficulty, but it provides a way to make a good and justifiable decision and feel confident about it in the end.
This is a brand new service and I’ll respond quickly to any feedback so I can make the site better and so I can help you make better technology decisions now and in the future.
Or see it at work:
You have to signup to check it out, and it may feel like you are filling out a TPS form ;)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:50 am