Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

DED|Chain: Dustin Diaz comes up with a new Ajax library

Category: Announcements, JavaScript, Library

We get several emails a day from people letting us know about a new XHR wrapper. Recently we have been hearing about new libraries from leaders in the community such as Dean Edwards and now Dustin Diaz. Here is what Dustin has to say about DED|Chain, his new framework that builds on YUI:

DED|Chain is free open source software (BSD License) that will allow you to build first class, high-quality websites without the cruft. You get the reliability of Yahoo! UI, and the developer friendliess of jQuery. You also receive the benefits of an easily customizable A.P.I. which puts you in control of how you will work with the library.

The old demo de jour was an RSS reader, and now it may be a Twitter client ;)


  1. // throttle an array
  2. $().throttle(2, ['dustin', 'vince', 'robert'], {
  3.     id: 'huzzah',
  4.     callback: function(needle) {
  5.         console.log(needle);
  6.     },
  7.     loop: true
  8. });
  10. // throttle an object
  11. $().throttle(5, { name:'Dustin', sex:'Male', age: 26 }, {
  12.     id: 'blam',
  13.     callback: function(needle) {
  14.         console.log(needle);
  15.     },
  16.     onComplete: function() {
  17.         this.request(
  18.     },
  19.     loop: true
  20. });
  22. // stop a throttle by name
  23. $().stopThrottle('blam');

Check it out!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am

2.9 rating from 24 votes


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Good God. Just what we need. Another Javascript library. =8^O

Although, DED|Chain looks nice and capable. But there’s already ExtJS+YUI, so… why, again?

Comment by Giggle Platypus — March 27, 2007

I’ve always wanted to use YUI but never had the time to fully explore the API and docs. I have been investigating ExtJS which, as far as I can tell, had no competitors until now. Great! More work for me. :P

Where are the inevitable ExtJS vs DED|Chain comparisons?!?!

Comment by Giggle Platypus — March 27, 2007

ExtJS and DED|Chain aren’t really competitors. From what I can tell, ExtJS is a cool interface library for YUI (and jQuery, etc), and DED|Chain just makes YUI more pleasurable to use in general.

Comment by Steve O — March 27, 2007

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