Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Yahoo! does Ajax – Javascript libraries and Patterns

Category: Dojo, Library, Prototype, Yahoo!

Over on SitePoint today, in the DHTML & CSS blog section, Kevin Yank has a new post that talks about some of the Javascript libraries, including the new Yahoo offerings.

JavaScript is hard, but it could be a lot harder. These days, choosing your tools can actually be most of the work.

Today, the poster children of web application success consist of numerous beefy and interdependent JavaScript files with a light dusting of HTML and CSS. With JavaScript codebases easily outweighing markup and style sheets, should most of the sensitive, new age web developer’s time be spent scripting?

Well, unless you’re trying to solve a problem that no one has tackled before, the answer is “probably not.�

The post goes on to look at four of the more popular Javascript libraries out there – Dojo, Prototype, AjaxTK, and, of course, the Yahoo UI Library. There’s a brief summary for each of them, focusing mainly on what it offers and where it fits into the Javascript community.

He also finishes the post off with a brief look at design patterns in Javascript, specifically mentioning the Yahoo design pattern library they’re now offering as well. There’s links to some of the current patterns you’ll find as well as some other references to get a hold of to read up on patterns themselves.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:25 pm

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JS framework comparison: Kevin Yank compares yesterday’s Yahoo JavaScript UI library with Dojo, Prototype, and Zimbra’s AJaX toolkit. The comparison doesn’t go deep, but does give a good flavor of each project. The Yahoo User Interface library has a…

Trackback by JD on EP — February 16, 2006

I’m very appreciative of Yahoo doing this. Studying the code is like an awesome educational experience.

Comment by Dave Fourputt — February 18, 2006

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Pingback by Ajaxian » Audible Ajax 16: March State of Ajax — March 14, 2006

this sounds interresting , well worth the 4 stars!

Comment by zomia — October 29, 2007

Am running a collaborative comparison of the various javascript libraries and frameworks.

please submit your valuable opinions :D

Comment by Rohit Rai — November 16, 2007

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