Monday, June 19th, 2006
In the spirit of the most common question “What Ajax framework should I use?” and the current World Cup, a new article goes through and gives you a high level look at some of the many frameworks out there.
- Dojo, a powerful library developed primarily off the back of JotSpot
- Prototype, the backbone of Ruby on Rails excellent AJAX support
- Yahoo UI Library (often shortened to just YUI), the new kid on the block
Of these four, there is no clear front-runner yet. Each library differs enormously from the others not only in features, but in less tangible aspects like ease-of-use, community support and philosophy. One of the most important factors in choosing a development platform is how well its philosophy fits with the way that your brain works.
In this article, I’ll examine each library to help you decide which one best suits your development style and project needs. While it would be impossible to cover every aspect of each library, I’ve done my best to cover the highlights of each of them, as well as give some insight into how they handle the bread-and-butter tasks of DOM manipulation, event handling and AJAX.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:53 pm