Javascript libraries roundup

November 14, 2005

I spent days looking for new Javascript libraries and finally made a comprehensive list of almost all libs out there.

Pure JS Application libraries / Frameworks:

Prototype
Prototype is a JavaScript framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications.

Homepage: http://prototype.conio.net

Documentation:
http://blogs.ebusiness-apps.com/jordan/pages/Prototype%20Library%20Info.htm
http://www.sergiopereira.com/articles/prototype.js.html
http://wiki.script.aculo.us/scriptaculous/show/Prototype

Rico
Rico provides a very simple interface for registering Ajax request handlers as well as HTML elements or JavaScript objects as Ajax response objects. Multiple elements and/or objects may be updated as the result of one Ajax request.

Homepage: http://openrico.org/rico/home.page
Documentation: http://openrico.org/rico/docs.page
Demos: http://openrico.org/rico/demos.page

MochiKit
MochiKit is a highly documented and well tested, suite of JavaScript libraries that will help you get things done, fast.

Homepage: http://www.mochikit.com/
Documentation: http://www.mochikit.com/doc/html/MochiKit/index.html
Demos: http://www.mochikit.com/demos.html

Dojo Toolkit
Dojo is an Open Source toolkit that allows you to easily build dynamic capabilities into web pages and any other environment that supports JavaScript. Dojo provides components that let you make your sites more useable, responsive, and functional.

Homepage: http://www.dojotoolkit.org/
Documentation: http://dojotoolkit.org/docs/
Demos: http://dojotoolkit.org/examples/

Bajax
Bajax its a very small and simple javascript library to use Ajax on your pages. independent of programming language. You can put dynamic content using simple commands.

Homepage: https://developer.berlios.de/projects/bajax/
Documentation: https://developer.berlios.de/docman/?group_id=5319

Behaviour
Separate Structure (xhtml) from Behavior (javascript)

Homepage: http://bennolan.com/behaviour/

Solvent
The Solvent is a cross-browser AJAX application toolkit written in JavaScript. The Solvent is provided as modules or as an entire toolkit. The projects focus is to promote robust web applications and enable rapid web development.

Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/solvent/
Documentation: http://sourceforge.net/docman/?group_id=144164

Moo.FX
moo.fx is a superlightweight, ultratiny, megasmall javascript effects library, written with prototype.js.

Homepage: http://moofx.mad4milk.net/
Demo: http://moofx.mad4milk.net/tests.html

WZ_DradDrop
A Cross-browser JavaScript DHTML Library which adds Drag Drop functionality to layers and to any desired image

Homepage: http://www.walterzorn.com/dragdrop/dragdrop_e.htm

WZ_jsGraphics
High Performance JavaScript Vector Graphics Library.

Homepage: http://www.walterzorn.com/jsgraphics/jsgraphics_e.htm

overLIB
overLIB is a JavaScript library created to enhance websites with small popup information boxes (like tooltips) to help visitors around your website.

Homepage: http://www.bosrup.com/web/overlib/
Documentation: http://www.bosrup.com/web/overlib/?Documentation
Command reference: http://www.bosrup.com/web/overlib/?Command_Reference

Scriptaculous
Javascript visual effects, togather with prototype.js

Homepage: http://script.aculo.us/

SACK
Simple AJAX Code-Kit

Homepage: http://twilightuniverse.com/projects/sack/
Documentation: http://twilightuniverse.com/projects/sack/docs.php

Sarissa
Sarissa is an ECMAScript library acting as a cross-browser wrapper for native XML APIs. It offers various XML related goodies like Document instantiation, XML loading from URLs or strings, XSLT transformations, XPath queries etc and comes especially handy for people doing what is lately known as “AJAX” development.

Homepage: http://sarissa.sourceforge.net/doc/

Nifty Corners
A small library for making rounded corners with Javascript.

Homepage: http://pro.html.it/esempio/nifty/nifty1js.html

dp.SyntaxHighlighter
dp.SyntaxHighlighter is a free JavaScript library for source code syntax highlighting.

Homepage: http://www.dreamprojections.com/SyntaxHighlighter/
Documentation: http://www.dreamprojections.com/SyntaxHighlighter/Usage.aspx
Demo: http://www.dreamprojections.com/SyntaxHighlighter/Examples.aspx

AJAX.NET
Michael Schwarz, a .NET developer in Germany has released the latest version of his Ajax .NET Wrapper. This class library simplifies the use of XMLHttp by providing .NET objects that generate the necessary Javascript code.

Homepage: http://weblogs.asp.net/mschwarz/archive/2005/04/07/397504.aspx

TOXIC
Toxic is an AJAX toolkit, or framework, for creating rich web applications. It handles the tedious and repetetive tasks involved in integrating a client created using html and javascript with a server backend. It enables client side javascript to directly call class methods in PHP5 (or any other suitable language). It also enables the server side PHP to directly call client side javascript functions. Using Toxic you can get rid of much of the tedious work in form intensive rich web applications.

Homepage: http://www.dotvoid.com/view.php?id=40

Plex Toolkit
Open source feature-complete DHTML GUI toolkit and AJAX framework based on a Javascript/DOM implementation of Macromedia’s Flex technology. Uses the almost identical markup language to Flex embedded in ordinary HTML documents for describing the UI. Binding is done with Javascript.

Homepage: http://www.plextk.org/

CPaint
CPAINT (Cross-Platform Asynchronous INterface Toolkit) is a multi-language toolkit that helps web developers design and implement AJAX web applications with ease and flexibility.

Homepage: http://cpaint.booleansystems.com/
Docs: http://cpaint.booleansystems.com/doc/

DOM-Drag
DOM-Drag is a lightweight, easy to use, dragging API for modern DHTML browsers.

Homepage: http://www.youngpup.net/2001/domdrag/
Tutorials: http://www.youngpup.net/2001/domdrag/tutorial
Demo: http://www.youngpup.net/2001/domdrag/examples

Tibet
Enterprise Class AJAX

Homepage: http://www.technicalpursuit.com/ajax.htm

Zimbra
Rubust AJAX framework

Homepage: http://www.zimbra.com
Documentation: http://www.zimbra.com/products/documentation.html
Demo: http://www.zimbra.com/products/hosted_demo.php

qooxdoo
qooxdoo is an advanced open-source javascript based toolkit. qooxdoo continues where simple HTML is not enough anymore. This way qooxdoo can help you to get your rich web application interface done – easier than ever before.

Homepage: http://qooxdoo.oss.schlund.de
Documentation: http://qooxdoo.oss.schlund.de/section/documentation
Demo: http://qooxdoo.oss.schlund.de/counter/refer.php?id=5

AJFORM
AJFORM is a JavaScript toolkit which simply submits data from any given form in an HTML page, then sends the data to any specified JavaScript function. AJFORM degrades gracefully in every aspect. In other words, if the browser doesn’t support it, the data will be sent through the form as normal.

Homepage: http://redredmusic.com/brendon/ajform/

ThyApi
ThyAPI is an api to allow the developement of better user interfaces for web applicaticions, Using javascript and Ajax, it allows a complete visual interface definition using CSS and encapsulates all objects data manipulateion.

Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/thyapi/

Engine
Engine for Web Applications is an application framework for client-side development and Web applications. It provides an environment in which to develop and run JavaScript components and applications.

Homepage: http://www.imnmotion.com/projects/engine/
Documentation: http://www.imnmotion.com/projects/engine/api/engine_api.html

AJAXGear Toolkit
It is a toolkit that allows you to take advantage of the client-side technique known as AJAX. AJAX is shorthand for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It uses the XMLHttpRequest object to allow a Web browser to make asynchronous call to the Web server without the need to refresh the whole page.

Homepage: http://www.ajaxgear.com

Interactive Website Framework
A framework for creating highly interactive websites using javascript, css, xml, and html. Includes a custom xml parser for highly readable javascript. Essentially, all the plumbing for making AJAX-based websites, with js-based GUI toolkit.

Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/iwf/

RSLite
RSlite is an extremely lightweight implementation of remote scripting which uses cookies. It is very widely browser-compatible (Opera!) but limited to single calls and small amounts of data.

Homepage: http://www.ashleyit.com/rs/main.htm
Demo: http://www.ashleyit.com/rs/techniques.htm

XHConn
XMLHTTP is a technology with which a developer can access external resources over HTTP from a static web page without ever having to reload the page itself. This library is meant to simplify and unify the code necessary to successfully send and receive simple data via XMLHTTP.

Homepage: http://xkr.us/code/javascript/XHConn/

Taconite
Taconite is a framework that simplifies the creation of Ajax enabled Web applications. It’s a very lightweight framework that automates the tedious tasks related to Ajax development, such as the creation and management of the XMLHttpRequest object and the creation of dynamic content.

Homepage: http://taconite.sourceforge.net/
Documentation: http://taconite.sourceforge.net/docs/jsdocs/index.html
Demo: http://taconite.sourceforge.net/examples.html

qForms
Great Javascript API for interfacing forms.

Homepage: http://pengoworks.com/index.cfm?action=get:qforms
Documentation: http://pengoworks.com/qforms/docs/
Demo: http://pengoworks.com/qforms/docs/examples/

JSPkg
jspkg is a package loader for Javascript, based on pluggable loaders for locating and loading scripts into a client-side Javascript application. It is designed to work best with unobtrusive Javascript libraries, but doesn’t impose any methodology or design on its users.

Homepage: http://jspkg.sourceforge.net/

Ajaxcaller
AjaxCaller is a thin XMLHttpRequest wrapper used in all the AjaxPatterns demos. The focus is on ease-of-use and full HTTP method support.

Homepage: http://ajaxify.com/run/testAjaxCaller/

libXmlRequest
The XmlRequest library contains a two public request functions, getXml and postXml, that may be used to send synchronous and asynchronous XML Http requests from Internet Explorer and Mozilla.

Homepage: http://www.whitefrost.com/reference/2005/09/09/libXmlRequest.html

SAJAX
Sajax is an open source tool to make programming websites using the Ajax framework — also known as XMLHTTPRequest or remote scripting — as easy as possible. Capable of stubbing calls to numerous server-side platforms: ASP/ ColdFusion/ Io/ Lua/ Perl/ PHP/ Python/ Ruby

Homepage: http://www.modernmethod.com/sajax/
Demo: http://www.modernmethod.com/sajax/examples.phtml

Sardalya
A small library for making dynamic HTML programming easy and fun.

Homepage: http://www.sarmal.com/sardalya/Default.aspx
Demo: http://www.sarmal.com/sardalya/Samples.aspx

X
One of the best javascript libraries out there.

Homepage: http://www.cross-browser.com/toys/

AjaxRequest
AjaxRequest is a layer over the XMLHttpRequest functionality which makes the communication between Javascript and the server easier for developers.

Homepage: http://ajaxtoolbox.com/request/
Documentation: http://ajaxtoolbox.com/request/documentation.php
Demo: http://ajaxtoolbox.com/request/examples.php

moo.ajax
moo.ajax is a very simple ajax class, to be used with prototype.lite from moo.fx.

Homepage: http://www.mad4milk.net/entry/moo.ajax
Demo: http://www.mad4milk.net/examples/mooajax/

PHP based AJAX Frameworks

AjaxAC
AjaxAC is an open-source framework written in PHP, used to develop/create/generate AJAX applications. The fundamental idea behind AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) is to use the XMLHttpRequest object to change a web page state using background HTTP sub-requests without reloading the entire page.

Homepage: http://ajax.zervaas.com.au

XOAD
XOAD, formerly known as NAJAX, is a PHP based AJAX/XAP object oriented framework that allows you to create richer web applications.

Homepage: http://www.xoad.org
Documentation: http://www.xoad.org/documentation/source/
Demo: http://www.xoad.org/examples/

Zephyr
zephyr is an ajax based framework for php5 developers. you can easily develop business applications using this robust framework. this is extremely easy to learn and very simple to implement.

Homepage: http://zephyr-php.sourceforge.net/

PAJAJ
What is the PAJAJ framework, it stands for (PHP Asynchronous Javascript and JSON). It is a object oriented Ajax framework written in PHP5 for development of event driven PHP web applications.

Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pajaj/
Documentation: http://www.wassons.org/pajaj/public/docs/index.php

Symfony
A PHP 5 Development Framework inspired by Rails. It has integrated database abstraction and support for AJAX. Installation is fairly easy. Symfony is aimed at building robust applications in an enterprise context. This means that you have full control over the configuration: from the directory structure to the foreign libraries, almost everything can be customized. To match your enterprise’s development guidelines, symfony is bundled with additional tools helping you to test, debug and document your project.

AjaxBlog: http://ajaxblog.com/arc…….application-in-php-in-minutes-with-symfony

Homepage: www.symfony-project.com
Documentation: http://www.symfony-project.com/content/documentation.html
http://www.symfony-project.com/trac/wiki

XAJAX
xajax is an open source PHP class library that allows you to easily create powerful, web-based, Ajax applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Applications developed with xajax can asynchronously call server-side PHP functions and update content without reloading the page.

Homepage: http://xajax.sourceforge.net/

PEAR:: HTML_AJAX
Provides PHP and JavaScript libraries for performing AJAX (Communication from JavaScript to your server without reloading the page)

Homepage: http://pear.php.net/package/HTML_AJAX
Documentation: http://pear.php.net/package/HTML_AJAX/docs

Flexible AJAX
Flexible Ajax is a handler to combine the remote scripting technology, also known as AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), with a php-based backend.

Homepage: http://tripdown.de/flxajax/
Demo: http://tripdown.de/flexible_ajax_example.php

Javascript libs for Flash:

FlashObject
FlashObject is a small Javascript file used for embedding Macromedia Flash content.

Homepage: http://blog.deconcept.com/flashobject/

OSFlash – Flashjs
The Flash JavaScript Integration Kit allows developers to get the best of the Flash and HTML worlds by enabling JavaScript to invoke ActionScript functions, and vice versa.

Homepage: http://www.osflash.org/doku.php?id=flashjs
Documentation: http://www.mustardlab.com/developer/flash/jscommunication/

AFLAX
A JavaScript Library for Macromedia’s Flash™ Platform. AFLAX is a method through which developers may use JavaScript and Flash together to create AJAX-type applications, but with a much richer set of vector drawing controls than are available in either Internet Explorer or FireFox. Developers using this library have access to the full range of Flash features, but without ever touching the Flash IDE.

Homepage: http://www.aflax.org

Java based AJAX Frameworks

ZK
ZK is an AJAX-based solution for developing Web applications in Java. ZK includes an event-driven engine to automate interactivity, and a rich set of XUL-based components.

Homepage: http://zk1.sourceforge.net
Demo: http://www.potix.com/zkdemo/userguide

jWic
jWic is a java-based development framework for developing dynamic web applications with the convenience and familiarity of ‘rich client’ style programming. The component-based, event-driven programming model makes it easy for developers to quickly create flexible and robust web applications.

Homepage: http://www.jwic.de/home/
Documentation: http://www.jwic.de/home/documentation.htm
Demo: http://www.jwic.de/home/demo.htm

I dont know much about Java. Please suggest some more Java based AJAX frameworks.

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154 Responses to “Javascript libraries roundup”

  1. Ilya Says:

    Nice list, iv stumbled on most of those, But this is a wicked list, all in one nice list.

  2. saiko_jax Says:

    Thanks for the links…
    Now I got, one bookmark instead of 15!

  3. migrosch Says:

    wow… that really looks like a comprehensive list. thanks for sharing it.

  4. Marc Says:

    I like the list, but what I really need is an unbiased evaluation of the the various libraries. I’d hate to commit to one library and then realize that I need to redo everything because another is superior.

  5. Supernerd Says:

    Another link to add to your list is (or maybe start a new list) http://zoopframework.com An AJAX capable framework for php. It is to php what rails is to ruby.


  6. C’mon, don’t forget these ones!

    – DWR – Direct Web Remoting : http://getahead.ltd.uk/dwr/
    – Taconite : http://taconite.sourceforge.net/

  7. Softius Says:

    The best reference for AJAX Libraries :) All in one place. Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. JMJimmy Says:

    A noted exception – http://www.walterzorn.com/ – the drag and drop was mentioned but the vector graphics was not for some reason. Its linked on his site as well obviously but it deserves mention.

    http://www.walterzorn.com/jsgraphics/jsgraphics_e.htm

  9. tech addict Says:

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  11. Anonymous Says:

    http://dean.edwards.name/IE7/

    IE7, helps make Internet Exploitme 5+ more compliant with standards compliant XHTML/CSS

    Not perfect, but it does the job better than native IE does :-)

  12. edevil Says:

    Thanks for the comments guys. I updated the list. Enjoy!


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  14. Volkan Says:

    We’re humbly developing yet another library.

    http://www.sarmal.com/sardalya/Default.aspx

    it’s free for uncommercial use.

    We welcome any comments and suggestions.

    Ajax integration is to come in the next release (which will be in a month or so we’re currently testing the unstable version)

    Thank you.

  15. steveeray Says:

    May also want to include the qForms JavaScript API for interacting with HTML forms. I’ve found this quite useful.

    http://pengoworks.com/index.cfm?action=get:qforms


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  17. Tim Says:

    Thanks for this. There’s also another nice list of AJAX resources at http://blog.joshuaeichorn.com/ajax-resources/

  18. Geoff Says:

    Not really a library, but a very useful script for embedding Flash movies:

    FlashObject

  19. Ext237 Says:

    AJAX resources are great, but it doesn’t replace the need to master these coding techniques. Having someone else write the code for you helps save time, but its important to know how the code works and how to modify/correct issues as needed.

  20. grant p Says:

    wow, i can’t believe this one isn’t here…

    http://www.cross-browser.com/

    this library is simply called “X” and greatly (GREATLY) simplifies issues that arise when trying to maintain cross-browser compatibility when using DHTML. no AJAX helpers, but incomprehensibly useful all the same.


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    You missed JSAN ??!!??

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  26. Henri Says:

    ZK, write AJAX web applications in PXUL and pure JAVA.

    http://zk1.sf.net

    Live demo
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  31. Kevin Hakman Says:

    One very mature AJAX framework with a full IDE (itself an ajax app) is TIBCO General Interface. checkout http://developer.tibco.com. You can download it there. It’s an ultra fast way to create full ajax applications.


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  37. cool stuff … many thanks

  38. freakydog Says:

    Frameworks für Javascript

    In edevil’s weblog findet sich eine fantastische Liste aktueller Javascript-Framworks. Frameworks sind Programmgerüste um Probleme schneller zu lösen, seien es Grafikeffekte, Drag&Drop Funktionen oder AJAX Callbacks….

  39. crisp Says:

    You missed also Domapi.
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  41. Alex Guirguis Says:

    Another really nice, easy to use AJAX lib is AjaxToolbox.com. Check it out. The author also has other neat and really useful JS libs.

  42. Jim Says:

    hey we just updated ajform at ajform.sourceforge.net

    oh yea! Jim


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  45. Nickolas Nikolic Says:

    Don’t leave out Tibet.

    http://www.technicalpursuit.com/

    At the very least when it is at full release. At this point, only early access releases have been put out, but they are still exciting.

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  47. Wouldn’t be a “comprehensive” list without mentioning the AjaxTags component of Java Web Parts:

    http://javawebparts.sourceforge.net

    I think folks may find this to be a somewhat unique take on Ajax toolkits. Just click on the Documentation link and jump to AjaxTags in the taglib package. The package documentation should give you a good idea what it’s all about, and you can download the Java Web Parts sample app to see it in action.

    Please note that this *IS NOT* the AjaxTags project itself, that is something completely different. Unfortunate naming conflict. The AjaxTags in JWP was actually around first as an extended version of the Struts HTML taglib, it was made non-Struts-specific a few months ago and added to JWP.

  48. matthias Says:

    Pajax, anyone? it does JSON, not XML, and is PHP-based.
    http://www.auberger.com/pajax/

    Thanks for this list, now… anyone wants to pick that up and make a comparison chart of it?


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  51. niloy Says:

    Very nice list, eDevil.

    I’m not much into these, but great effort.

  52. Brad Koehn Says:

    Check out JsOrb (also SourceForge project) for access to all your Java Business Logic and POJOs from JavaScript.

  53. Rob Gonda Says:

    ajaxCFC is a ColdFusion framework meant to speed up ajax application development and deployment by providing developers seamless integration between JavaScript and ColdFusion, and providing built-in functions to quickly adapt to any type of environment, security, and helping to overcome cross-browser compatibility problems.

    ajaxCFC is designed as ColdFusion components, following the best practices of object oriented programming and design patterns. Programming with ajaxCFC involves extending components and creating your own ajax façades.


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  55. alan Says:

    Thanks very much – a great list… You mind if I consume it and put it on my wiki, for editing and improving?

  56. edevil Says:

    Sure, Go ahead Alan.

  57. Rami A. Says:

    IMHO, it would be excellent if the headings (e.g. “PHP based AJAX Frameworks”) would be more prominent.

  58. Rami A. Says:

    Forgot to say thank you…
    It’s a great site.

    -Rami

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  61. Great list. Thanks! :)

  62. mikepk Says:

    Nice list, I hadn’t seen all of those. I’ve got one more I’m trying to generate some discussion about YAJAF!

    I’ve tried to simplify the creation of ajax style applications with my YAJAF! javascript library/Ajax framework. I think I’ve come up with a way to build on the tacit knowledge of GUI programmers, creating an extremely flexible library/framework, and making it all very ‘natural’ to use for programmers of traditional object oriented languages. I haven’t released it yet, and I’m trying to see if there’s any interest in doing so. I’m hoping people will check it out and leave me comments “Hey stupid, there’s 6 million frameworks already” is perfectly valid. :)


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  65. Softius Says:

    You should add moo.ajax on your list ;)


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  68. Aaron Says:

    I like the extended mws version of overlib. Worth checking out:
    http://www.macridesweb.com/oltest/

  69. Felipe Hoffa Says:

    Also don’t forget jWic for Java. I’ve been using it lately, and I appreciate how it uses and cooperates with spring and velocity.

    http://www.jwic.de/home/


  70. any thoughts on which ones you recommend?

  71. tiago Says:

    missing http://bajax.berlios.de
    Very simple, just for ajax…

  72. Hasin Says:

    Nice list. Can you please add zephyr as a AJAX based framework for PHP5 developers?

    Thanks again for your efforts.

  73. edevil Says:

    Thanks for your comments people, I just updated the list with the missing libraries.

  74. nemenems Says:

    please try
    jquery http://jquery.com/
    cssQuery http://dean.edwards.name/my/cssQuery/

    using css selector with javascript


  75. [...] Some guy has a lot of time on his hands and created a web page with a huge listing of javascript libraries. Pretty useful if you into that sort of thing. [...]


  76. [...] Nevím, nakolik se jedná o užite?nou záležitost, ale tato JavaScriptová grafická knihovna mě prostě zaujala. BTW, na jednom blogu jsem narazil na úctyhodný seznam javascriptových knihoven. Třeba se jednou něco z toho bude hodit. [...]


  77. [...] EDevil has posted a large list with Javascript libraries in his blog….check it out: Javascript libraries roundup. [...]


  78. [...] eDevil’s weblog » Javascript libraries roundup a comprehensive list of javascript libraries (mostly for ajax-ification) (tags: javascript ajax) [...]


  79. [...] Just in case you hadn’t already caught it (it was posted late last year, but only just came to my attention), here’s a nice roundup of Javascript libraries — handy for anyone considering getting into Ajax development. [...]

  80. Deco Rior Says:

    You can add:

    LaAjax is built on prototype and is an AJAX library for the Lasso community

  81. Anna Nguyen Says:

    I also know a excited tool for AJAX websites:
    DQT.JSPaging
    http://dqtjspaging.sourceforge.net/
    I tried it and it’s so cool!


  82. [...] 漫畫製作?程 2005年JavaScript Library整? 8:57 pm [...]


  83. [...] Javascript libraries roundup收集?種framework?其文件的連?,包括一些??伺?器端動態語言的方案。  [...]

  84. Ivan Minic Says:

    Great job mate ;)


  85. [...] Javascript libraries roundup 近年推出的 js library 總?,實在有很多很多呢… (tags: Javascript Library AJAX) [...]


  86. [...] EDevil has posted a large list with Javascript libraries in his blog….check it out: Javascript libraries roundup. [...]


  87. [...] JavaScript Library Roundup A rundown on the current crops of JavaScript libraries that make web 2.0 happen. [...]


  88. [...] Javascript libraries roundup A comprehensive list of Javascript libs out there. (tags: ajax javascript tools web2.0) [...]

  89. Dish Network Says:

    Peter from Tampa here. Is it possible to subscribe to this blogs rss?

  90. mathertel Says:

    For ASP.NET there is AJAX library and engine available at http://www.mathertel.de/AJAXEngine/ that is built using WebServices to communicate to the server.
    There is also a version available that uses server side JAVA based Web Services. – kind of portability.


  91. [...] Saddam Azad has a huge post over on his blog today with a pretty comprehensive list of Javascript libraries (including Prototype, AjaxAC, Moo.FX, Rico, and Zimbra). [...]

  92. Tyrell Says:

    Great discussion. Kudos to ya.


  93. [...] eDevil’s weblog � Javascript libraries roundup (tags: ajax reference programming javascript tools) [...]


  94. [...] But a bunch more are listed here • • •   [...]


  95. [...] Vous trouverez la pluspart des sites de ces librairies dans le wiki ou là. [...]

  96. Echo Says:

    Another good librarie : http://xhrconnection.sutekidane.net

    Small and very efficient.


  97. [...] Javascript libraries roundup 近年推出的 js library 總?,實在有很多很多呢… [...]


  98. [...] The unsung hero of web 2.0 has truly been Javascript. Just when it seemed that Javascript’s own weaknesses was starting to make it obsolete, it found new life in the web 2.0 realm through AJAX. Oddly enough it has not been because of a radically new version of Javascrip, it is the same old javascript. Same dog, new tricks. This has been possible in part by some solid libraries being developed by the developer community. Case in point, Prototype, one of the most robust ones that is even used in other libraries. So it is time to dive into this Ajaxian 2.0 world. Link: Tutorial at sitepoint.com Link: Prototype Library at prototype.conio.net Link: JavaScript Library Roundup at edevil [...]


  99. [...] Something that I’ve always hated about javascript is the lack of reusable libraries and classes. Finally their has been some movement to standardize alot of common javascript tasks, not just to post ad-hoc solutions on the various script sites out there. You can get a comprehensive list of the various libraries available here. [...]


  100. [...] eDevil’s weblog » Javascript libraries roundup (tags: programming library links javascript) [...]


  101. [...] Here is a list of links that I bookmarked in recent few week about AJAX and related technologies. Hosting JavaScript on CDNs? AOL announces the hosting of Dojo Javascript libraries roundup Dojo Framework Roadmap (pro inspiraci) Preloading Data with Ajax and JSON [...]


  102. [...] Javascript libraries roundupA listing of modern Javascript libraries out at the moment.40 CSS layoutsA collection of 40 CSS layouts with every layout design you can think of. [...]


  103. Gute Liste mit Javascript Bibliotheken

    eDevil führt in seinem Blog eine gute Javascript Liste mit Links zu aktuellen Bibliotheken. Ein paar kannte ich selber noch nicht. Schaut einfach mal drüber:
    eDevils Javascript Libraries RoundUp
    (via Ajaxian.com)


  104. [...] I just found a blog entry that lists a lot more Javascript frameworks than mine, if you’re interested go take a look. [...]


  105. [...] more? Check out this comprehensive JavaScript Library Roundup. Digg this article! Posted by mike_smullin Filed inLearning [...]

  106. Niels Says:

    Hi, could you add the following page(s):

    The yahoo library
    http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/index.html

    Yahoo has a very nice and high quality environment for developing web applications for A-grade browsers. You can combine it with JS Graphics, Sarissa, Niftycube and Behaviour to have a pretty complete package of javascript libraries. (Ow and for the Java guru’s, JSON-RPC-JAVA comes in very handy, http://oss.metaparadigm.com/jsonrpc/).


  107. [...] Big list of AJAX libraries can be found here [...]


  108. [...] Ruby on Rails has been getting a lot of attention lately – for good reason.  It provides a programming framework that saves developers huge amounts of time and helps them leverage useful technologies like AJAX and various JavaScript Libraries. [...]


  109. [...] read more | digg story Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized [...]


  110. ThinWire is another Java, pure Server-Side framework that you might want to look at. It’s open-source under the GPL and will soon be listed on sourceforge. In any case, some of it’s features are:

    * Familiar event-driven GUI programming model
    * Reconnects the flow of logic, no request / response
    * Maintains state naturally via variables, not via session
    * Develop exclusively in server-side language only
    * Rich Set of Complex Widget Components
    * ThinWire downloads once, just over 100K
    * Zero footprint client, no applets, activeX controls or browser plug-ins of any kind!
    * All Major Browsers Supported: Firefox 1, Opera 8, Safari 2, IE6

    http://www.thinwire.com


  111. [...] Now for the good news. There are tons of JavaScript libraries and most of them come with wrappers for AJAX, date functions, animation and DOM manipulation. Unfortunately none of them are standard, so you have to do research and pick the ones you find more appealing. Here are the libraries that receive a lot of attention: prototype, script.aculo.us, rico and dojo. For a good list of libraries, please see this blog. [...]


  112. [...] As posted on the FreshBooks Blog: Ruby on Rails has been getting a lot of attention lately – for good reason.  It provides a programming framework that saves developers huge amounts of time and helps them leverage useful technologies like AJAX and various JavaScript Libraries. [...]


  113. [...] Greasemonkey is aimed at simple javascript. However, quite a few javascript libraries are now very complicated. If you need to use external functionality, it can be difficult. Follow these instructions. [...]

  114. Jeff Roberts Says:

    I would like to submit another AJAX toolkit reference to your comprehensive list. How might I go about doing this?

  115. flame Says:

    another PHP/Javascript library

    APhPLIX

    http://www.aphplix.org

    APhPLIX is an open source toolkit for building dynamic web applications with a traditional GUI. It comes with a visual development studio web application for point and click application development.


  116. [...] eDevil’s weblog has an exhaustive post about AJAX libraries. [...]

  117. Jeff Roberts Says:

    xWire is one of the more mature toolkits out there. It was originally developed in 2001 for IE and is open source. It now supports many more browsers and can, but doesn’t have to be used in conjunction with the xWire Server.

    It contains lots of very useful features that are easy to use and incorporate into your applications.

    It’s worth your time to take a look.

    http://xwire.solutionPioneers.com


  118. [...] A comprehensive list of almost all Javascript libraries out there. Cool AJAX and Javascript Effects libraries, all in one place with links to documentation and examples. Its a must see for all webmasters, web designers and developers.read more | digg story [...]

  119. moez Says:

    nice..
    there’s a cool library works with dot.net:
    “Anthem.NET is a free, cross-browser AJAX toolkit for the ASP.NET development environment that works with both ASP.NET 1.1 and 2.0.”

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/anthem-dot-net


  120. [...] Vue d’horizon des différents librairies [...]

  121. Shawn Miller Says:

    Fresh Logic Studios Scripts is an object oriented JavaScript framework with a programming model similar to the Microsoft .NET Framework.

    We created this to help save us some time in developing our own products and didn’t feel it was fair to keep this work all to ourselves. Inside you’ll find JavaScript implementations for a small subset of the classes provided by the .NET Framework base class libraries.

    Fresh Logic Studios Scripts is lightweight, weighing in just over 10KB. Download the library, view examples and documentation @ http://scripts.freshlogicstudios.com/

  122. amix Says:

    AJS is a ultra lightweight JavaScript library that supports AJAX, easy drag and drop, functional programming… It’s only 30 KB (uncompressed). It works with all the modern browsers. It’s also documented.

    http://orangoo.com/labs/AmiNation/AJS/


  123. [...] this cool list from: http://edevil.wordpress.com/2005/11/16/ruby-on-rails-resources/ jslee posted at 11:41 pm in: 0 , web development , ruby , tech [...]


  124. [...] OK, so that’s a meager list, but I’ve found a page that lists out many, along with short descriptions… at the Javascript libraries roundup.   [...]


  125. [...] Die Anzahl der aktuellen Javascript-Frameworks ist mindestens genau so groß wie die Liste der verfügbaren Ajax- oder PHP-Frameworks. Dies erschwert die Wahl erheblich. Auch wenn wir nicht gleich auf den vorherschenden Ajax Hype aufgesprugen sind verlangte ein aktuelles Kundenprojekt geradezu den verstärkten Einsatz von Javascript/Ajax um die Menge an anfallenden Daten entsprechend zu visualisieren und den Seiten-Reload für den Nutzer so angenehm wie möglich zu machen. [...]

  126. pianio12 Says:

    The longest page ever.

    Anyway, you claimed you categorized the list. But it’s still …

    At least provide the list of sections at the top, as in an extremely long wikipedia article.


  127. [...] libraries roundup Here is a great post containing a list of several javascript libraries. These are great for web development. Form field validation, ajax, visual effects… each [...]


  128. Hi all,

    some days ago I released aSSL version 1.2beta3b with a Javascript/ASP server-side component.
    In the coming weeks I’ll be working on porting this new aSSL version to PHP and other languages.

    aSSL (Ajax Secure Server Layer) is a library distributed under MIT License thats implements a technology similar to SSL without HTTPS. It enables the client to negotiate a secret random 128-bit key with the server using the RSA algorithm. Once the connection has been established, the data will be sent and received using AES algorithm.
    How aSSL 1.2 works:

    1. The browser calls the server to start the process.
    2. The server returns its RSA modulus (e.g. the public key) and the public exponent (3 or 10001).
    3. The browser generates a random exchange 128-bit key, encrypts it using the server public key and passes the encrypted exchange key to the server.
    4. The server receives this encrypted 128-bit exchange key, decrypts it with its private key and, if the result is ok, returns the session duration time.
    5. The browser receives the session duration time and sets a timeout to maintain alive the connection.

    All subsequent client-server exchanges via aSSL are encrypted and decrypted using the AES Rijndael algorithm.

    I hope you enjoy it.


  129. [...] e Frameworks para Ajax [...]


  130. [...] which way.  Even being careful, I still ran into issues.Now, with the influx of libraries for javascript programming and AJAX programing that is truly cross browser, I have a renewed [...]

  131. Samuel Says:

    Hi Wondering why no one mentioned about smartClient of Isomorphic?!!
    http://www.smartclient.com/#init

  132. Kris Zyp Says:

    Another JavaScript framework for you:
    Authenteo: http://www.authenteo.com


  133. [...] ones include YUI from Yahoo , the dojo Toolkit, prototype , moo ,and lots more listed nicely here and compared here . 4. top 10 developer extension for firefox To make things a little more [...]


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