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However, I'm currently hearing of frameworks, such as DWR, that are supposed to be even better (including server-side support).
Would anyone care to share their experince: Would you recommend DWR ? Or perhaps some other frameworks ? If we intend to introduce more Ajax into our application, is it worth the effort to migrate to DWR (or any other framework) ?
(Please note: I'm not asking people to go through the trouble of explaining "what is DWR". I've read the documentation... but without actual production experience, i'm having trouble evaluating its potential or productivity boost).
Thanks ! [ June 19, 2007: Message edited by: Sol Ma-Orn ]
DWR has a very different focus than Prototype. I've used DWR now and again, but only when I think I need its ability to mimic RPC to Java methods -- which I will admit, I don't feel I need very oftern.
If it does what you want, and you need all that power, DWR is a fine library. It's just not one that I feel I need all that often. I usually find myuself using one of Prototype or jQuery.
P.S. It never hurts to familiarize yourself with multiple tools. That way, you know which is the right one for the job when the time comes.