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    What's your favorite JavaScript framework?

    I'm starting to get into jQuery, and just wondering what some of you like and use the most. I'm talking general purpose JavaScript frameworks. Is there one that is a clear winner for you, and how so?
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    i was hooked to prototype...but having discovered jQuery's css selectors i've never looked back
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    Quote Originally Posted by WA View Post
    I'm starting to get into jQuery, and just wondering what some of you like and use the most. I'm talking general purpose JavaScript frameworks. Is there one that is a clear winner for you, and how so?
    I don't find one I like. Oat seams to be somehow my winner,

    http://oat.openlinksw.com/

    Are still many things I don't like to oat. Maybe a thread with what is good/bad to frameworks could be relevant,

    best regards

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    I like whatever framework I develop for the website. With really intensive GUIs, I find most generic framework code to be too slow.

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    I've yet to look at Prototype closely, mainly because of its relatively large size. Just wondering, compared to jQuery, how is it "better" or more robust, given it's much larger footprint?
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    Most people move to JQuery from prototype. I know some die hard prototype people run TO JQuery after using it.

    Once you get the hang of JQuery, it is very fun to code in.

    If you want some books on JQuery or Prototype, my friends have books out on them which are very good reads:

    JQuery In Action
    Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action

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    Most people move to JQuery from prototype. I know some die hard prototype people run TO JQuery after using it.
    So what's the primary lure of jQuery for these people versus Prototype?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WA View Post
    So what's the primary lure of jQuery for these people versus Prototype?
    jQuery focus is heavily on DOM manipulation and traversal. So that is the big draw for a of people that do not want prototypes "Ruby" syntax of doing things.

    This example here shows you why your fingers can hurt a lot less with JQuery: http://jquery.com/blog/2006/10/18/zebra-table-showdown/

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    I'm a big fan of Prototype, it just seems to make the most sense to me. Pretty much everything I do now makes use of it's Class and inheritance system which makes code so much easier to follow for other people, and much easier to modify.

    Looking at the updated bit of the zebra-tables example shows that prototype's CSS selection and manipulation is pretty much the same as jquery's.

    Once you're gzipping your javascript, the filesize of the libraries becomes pretty insignificant, so whichever fits your programming style (and in a team environment makes it easy for others to pick up) should probably be more of a concern.
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    Thumbs up Another jQuery fan

    I recently discovered jQuery and I've become a big fan. It's just amazing how much you can do with very little code. The syntax is very elegant and the chaining of statements is a big time saver.

    Most of my apps / pages now integrate jQuery. You can find some of these at http://richapps.googlepages.com/

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    Yahoo User Interface, gives plenty of sample code and documentation. As a beginning javascript developer that is exactly what I need. If you are experienced in programming techniquest (from other languages) and are now taking on javascript, YUI is excellent for practicing and developing your javascript skills.

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    I chose for jQuery because the code is so compact, the community is great and the framework is just unbelievable awesome (perhaps slightly exaggerated).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaak View Post
    I chose for jQuery because the code is so compact
    I suppose what's need is speed, not interpretation. Would it really matter with these scripts - if they able to be precompiled and run in IE, FF, Safari, etc?
    Last edited by fside; 03-18-2008 at 04:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ien51 View Post
    Compare to Apress ebooks. They sell theirs - for $10. I'm not even sure if they check for receipts, just that you have an ISBN and a copy of the book nearby (don't quote me on that).

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    What's your favorite JavaScript framework?
    None. I don't trust libraries or frameworks. I code everything by hand and using my own "subroutines" tested as crossbrowser (which I try to keep up-to-date). Thus I am able to create exactly what I need for the designed custom purpose. No more, no less. In short time. That saves my time, my money and my nerves.
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