JavaScript Ajax Framework

Looking for a a javascript framework for ajax

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#1 Vomster  Icon User is offline

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JavaScript Ajax Framework

Post icon  Posted 24 December 2008 - 07:14 AM

I'm sure there are more out there but the ones I'm seeing are MochiKit and Prototype. I also, from searching here, found Sajax and Xajax.

Based on what Martyr2 said, I don't want Xajax due to it only transferring XML.

So what I'm really looking for is a framework that is robust and has a some good help for it because I am a newb to javascript and obviously Ajax. Help meaning either a good community or tutorials; something just to get me started so I can get a good foot hold. It will be used with PhP.

I'm not sure what all I'll be using it for but I can say it will be used for the following:
validation
chat
keyboard events


If anyone has any suggestions on this, I'd appreciate it.

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#2 dklingman  Icon User is offline

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Re: JavaScript Ajax Framework

Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:47 AM

you may want to take a look at jQuery. it has an AJAX api, i've yet to use it, but it may work for what you want.
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Re: JavaScript Ajax Framework

Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:14 AM

I've transitioned almost entirely to using jQuery in my projects, whether it's for Ajax or otherwise - the API is pretty nice.
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Re: JavaScript Ajax Framework

Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:25 AM

View Postgirasquid, on 24 Dec, 2008 - 08:14 AM, said:

I've transitioned almost entirely to using jQuery in my projects, whether it's for Ajax or otherwise - the API is pretty nice.


yes i recently started making use of it. it's worked out great for a recent project that i'm working on. needed to make menus that would actually resize based on the label. nice thing was there were two plugins available to loop through the menus and sub-menus. with a little modification to the one plugin i was able to easily determine what the actually size needed to be for a submenu with the longest word length and change the width style.

just wanted to throw out some of what i've done and my experience with jQuery so far.
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Re: JavaScript Ajax Framework

Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:35 AM

I can't scream loud enough for my support of JQuery. It's selector functionality alone is enough to warrant it's use.
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Re: JavaScript Ajax Framework

Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:41 AM

I'll give JQuery a try. Thanks for the replies.
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 10:45 AM

I've used Prototype in several projects and am pretty happy with how it works, but it is a bit large.

I'm also impressed with yahoo's User Interface Library (http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/) . It isn't an AJAX framework, but it has really good support for a lot of ui elements that you'd be plugging into an ajax framework anyways

For a pretty good comparison of a few frameworks check out this report
http://www.extremete...,2335254,00.asp
It is a pretty good browser speed comparision, but it shows several different javascript frameworks as well, with jQuery having a pretty clear lead
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Re: JavaScript Ajax Framework

Posted 24 December 2008 - 07:23 PM

You've already got the answer, but I need to make myself look active. jQuery is super easy to use, if you are already competent with Javascript (as in syntactical knowledge) you will fly through learning jQuery.

Put aside a day, and you will be very satisfied and enlightened as to how powerful the jQuery API is for minor and heavy Javascript DOM modification. jQuery is essentially a new and better way to write Javascript.
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Re: JavaScript Ajax Framework

Posted 25 December 2008 - 10:55 PM

I've been tinkering around with JQuery the past couple of days and I'm sold on it. Super easy to use and the tutorials are a very good learning resource.

Thanks again!
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Re: JavaScript Ajax Framework

Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:40 PM

My suggestion would be dojo or jquery
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