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Prototype the most popular Ajax framework across Java, .NET, & Rails communities

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According to recently released survey results from Ajaxian.com, prototype is the most popular ajax framework in use, by a large margin (45%), followed by Scriptaculous (which is built on prototype), Dojo came 3rd (19%).  5th and 6th were DWR (12%) and moo.fx (11%).

Backend platforms were also surveyed, with PHP (50%) the most used for Ajax, followed by Java (37%), .NET (16%), and Rails (14%).  Interestingly, 25% of respondents are doing direct HTTPXMLRequest with no remoting frameworks.

The raw results let you filter by answers, allowing us to see what frameworks people chose who also said that they use a specific back-end.  Using that tool, InfoQ did some filtering to uncover that the Java, .NET, and Ruby communities each were using the following top frameworks (sorted by proportion):
  • Java: Prototype (35.2%), DWR (31.2%), and Dojo (28.6%).  GWT was at 7.2%.   22% do direct XMLHTTPRequest.
  • .NET:  Prototype (32.4%), MS Atlas (27.2%), Dojo (17.6%), AJAX.NET professional (14%).    37% do direct XMLHTTPRequest.
  • Rails: Prototype (74.8%),  Dojo (20.2%).  Interestingly, 67.2% use Scriptaculous for effects. Only 16% do direct XMLHTTPRequest.

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  • Good Survey

    by Narendiran Dorairaj /

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    This piece of info has made me probe into other frameworks available....and what the rest of the world is using more....good piece of info...
    thanks

  • Re: Good Survey

    by Floyd Marinescu /

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    I find it interesting that .NET developers are doing manual ajax by such a larger audience. Come now people, use a framework. :)

  • Interesting

    by mikael bergkvist /

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    Interesting piece.
    If you ever take a look at the ones existing on the fringe, then maybe frameworks like www.widgetplus.com would fit?

  • Right now jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library by far

    by Pedro Gonzalez /

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    jQuery is nowadays the most popular, the most used, the fastest and the one with more opensource plug-ins and community by far.

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