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    Senior Member Brak's Avatar
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    What's all your frameworks of choice?

    Personally, I keep coming back to Prototype.

    I've gone around, played with jQuery, moofx and MooTools -- but while I love their code approach, the QA & testing is really bad. I find I'm spending more time fixing core problems with MooTools than I ever did with prototype.

    Plus, I've found prototype's DOM helpers are just so immensely superior to jQuery & MooTools. It's all supported, it's all backwards compatable, and I can do everything I want with just a few semantical methods. Oh, and Prototype's Enumerable/Array handling is absolutely fantastic.
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    Yeah, I fell in love with Prototype as soon as I found it. I *heart* Ruby's Enumerables, so having that functionality in Javascript is a huuuge boon. Then there're things like the $() and $$() shortcuts. Things also just make sense in Prototype. For example, being able to use enumerables to do something like:
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    [ 'id1', 'id2', 'id3' ].each( Element.show );
    Is... I want to avoid saying `awe-inspiring' :-D

    To me, it's a testament to Javascript's flexibility how awesome Prototype is. It's just damn cool.

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    Jquery is good if you love usability. Moofx is cool for great effects like physics style div tags and prototype was awesome Scriptaculous' scripts had some nice effects also.

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    I should mention that Scriptaculous is built on Prototype, so when I say `I *heart* Prototype', `I *heart* Scriptaculous' is implied :-P

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    Hmmmm... point taken

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    I just found jQuery and I've pretty much fallen in love with it. I haven't tried Prototype yet, but I'll have to check it out.

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    jquery, testing on moo.fx but Prototype can conflict with certain scripts i found and caused a bit off hassle so i try to stick to jquery. solid and reliable:-)

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    I'm using YUI. I haven't really tried Prototype yet.

    YUI helps a huge deal with things like custom events, animation, Ajax, etc. Plus, it's just as free as Prototype.
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    I tried YUI for a bit but I found it didn't deliver the results I wanted as fast as jQuery. By that I mean I couldn't figure it out as quickly. I also prefer jQuery's syntax.

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    There are a couple of things I like about Prototype, some due directly to how much I like The Ruby Way (tm):
    • collect, select, detect, and all the other iterators straight out of Ruby. Makes so many things so much easier.
    • Unafraid to modify core objects. Some people find this annoying, and it can at times wreak havoc on other scripts, as Karloff said, but that's because it's very opinionated -- do things its way, and it will make life a hundred times easier. Don't, and it'll get in the way. I'm okay with this approach.
    • $w -- a nice way to create an array out of a set of words.


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