A new article on BEA's Dev2Dev site provides a way to sort through the numerous Ajax frameworks that are available today. The goal of the technique is to make it easier to understand the distinctions between the various frameworks by placing them on a set of axes including declarative versus procedural and client-centric versus server-centric.
According to recently released survey results from Ajaxian.com, prototype is the most popular ajax framework in use, by a large margin, followed by Scriptaculous (which is built on prototype). Java-based Dojo and DWR came in 3rd . Backend platforms were also surveyed, with PHP the most used for Ajax, followed by Java, .NET, and Rails.
InfoWorld columnist Peter Wayner recently reviewed six of the most popular open source Ajax toolkits. He was curious if they were enterprise ready in comparison to commercial products such Backbase, JackBe, and Tibco's General Interface. The six open source projects covered were selected because each has a high-profile in the developer community and support of one or more stable organizations.
French expert user-interface programmer Sebastien Gruhier releases latest version of his beautiful Prototype Windows code, based on Prototype and compatible with Scriptaculous effects.