Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
In this new article from InfoWorld today, they look around the web and take stock of some of the more well-developed, strong Ajax toolkits around – six to be exact – and give an overview of them all.
If you want to add AJAX to the magic collection of buzzwords supported by your Web site (and who can resist the siren call of the latest buzzword?), then you have two major options: purchase a proprietary package or experiment with open source libraries.
InfoWorld has covered a number of excellent proprietary AJAX toolkits in the past, and now weâ€™re turning our attention to some of their open source rivals. Are they worth exploring for enterprise use?
The six frameworks/toolkits they cover are:
- Zimbra Kabuki Ajax Toolkit
- Google Web Toolkit
- Open Rico and Prototype
- Microsoft Atlas
- Yahoo Ajax Library
They start with their reasoning behind their choices before even getting into the descriptions. They also have a reminder that these are their opinions on these toolkits, not to be taken as law – a toolkit is a personal choice.
For each of the toolkits, they talk about what it is, who makes it, how it works (all of the boring stuff) as well as their thoughts on its functionality, ease of development, and include screenshots for those more visually oriented. And, for the even more impatient in the bunch, you can skip right on down to the last page for six “cheat sheets” on the different toolkits, spotlighting the points made before.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 5:50 pm