AJAX Libraries/Frameworks for Awesome Web 2.0
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What is AJAX?
Why use AJAX Libraries/Frameworks?
Developing Web 2.0 applications can be difficult because content can be received on multiple devices in many environments. These devices include web browsers, their versions, and the platform in which they are installed. We are a mobile culture, so we also need to understand display and behavior on mobile devices. The use of AJAX libraries and frameworks serves as an abstraction layer supporting rapid application development by reducing the need to know of the detailed behaviors in an exhastive list of devices across a multitude of platforms.
5 Great Web 2.0 AJAX Libraries/Frameworks
The Yahoo User Interface Library
When I think about “Enterprise Level” AJAX, the YUI library is the first thing on my mind. Yahoo, the grandfather of social media and enterprise level code has a proven track record that spans several years. The Yahoo User Interface Library also has an impressive set of documentation.
Prototype features a unique, easy-to-use toolkit for class-driven development and the nicest Ajax library around, Prototype is quickly becoming the codebase of choice for web application developers everywhere.