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  • Prototype 1.6 and 1.8 Bring Performance and Ajax Enhancements

    In what is being deemed the most significant update since its creation 2 years ago, Prototype 1.6 along with 1.8 have been released.

  • Presentation: Prototype and spending weekends at home again creator Thomas Fuchs gives an overview about the concepts and functionality of both Prototype and the libraries, provides advice on what and what not to expect and gives pointers and hints on how to get started.

  • Prototype 1.6 RC Includes DOM Builder and Event API Overhaul

    Earlier this month the Prototype team released the first RC of 1.6.0. This release contains a number of core API upgrades, bug fixes, and new features. The Event API has been overhauled and a new DOM Builder API has also been added.

  • Picking an Ajax Framework

    Dr. Dobbs is currently featuring a case study of the Ajax framework selection process of a development team at T. Rowe Price. The article considers GWT, Dojo, Prototype/Scriptaculous, and Yahoo UI Library.

  • Interview with's Dion Almaer

    In this interview Ajaxian cofounder Dion Almaer talks about the state of Ajax development today. Among the items he discusses are the history of how Ajax came to be, which frameworks he recommends developers consider, and tooling/debuggins support. Almaer also talks about security and general design considerations that need to be respected when creating Ajax enabled applications.

  • Interview: Rails and JavaScript Wizards

    Thomas Fuchs, author of the massively popular Scriptaculous JavaScript library and Michael Buffington, well-known Rails programmer and author of the surprise hit online-game Unroll ( have a casual conversation with Obie Fernandez about the power of mixing JavaScript with Ruby on Rails and smart development.

  • Prototype Releases Version 1.5, New Website, and Documentation

    The popular Prototype Javascript framework has released version 1.5 including a new website an online documentation.

  • Ajax Framework Comparison Tools article

    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.

  • moo.fx 2.0 released with Fx.Style while Animator.js avoids inheritance

    moo.fx 2.0 has been released featuring new effects to modify any CSS property, the color properties of elements, and to internally scroll long divs. An interesting alternative not using inheritance but providing similar functionality is the Animator.js library. moo.fx and Animator.js are JavaScript effects frameworks designed for speed, robustness, and small size.

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

    According to recently released survey results from, 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.

  • An Open Source Ajax Shootout

    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.

  • Beautiful JavaScript Windows and Dialogs for your Application

    French expert user-interface programmer Sebastien Gruhier releases latest version of his beautiful Prototype Windows code, based on Prototype and compatible with Scriptaculous effects.