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Best AJAX framework library for Struts.

Ranveer K Kumar
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Hi all

I am very new to Ajax.
I want to learn Ajax. When search on net found many Ajax Library like JQuery, DOJO, DWR, ZK, Moothut etc.

Please suggest me which is best and popular, and rich for implementing in Struts.


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Ranveer
Bear Bibeault
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"Best" is subjective and you'll get lots of opinions. Most popular is jQuery.


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Nishan Patel
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you can also use DWR and web parts also...


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Ranveer K Kumar
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Bear Bibeault wrote:"Best" is subjective and you'll get lots of opinions. Most popular is jQuery.


thanks for quick reply.

Actually I want to implement for Struts, so is jQuery good for Struts or any other ajax framework which is good for Struts. please suggest me...

thanks
David Newton
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I've used both jQuery and Prototype/Scriptaculous with Struts 2 and have found both very capable and effective. Any of the other JavaScript libraries are likely to be similarly capable and effective, although some have a steeper learning curve than others. For example, YUI and Dojo are *complete* JavaScript frameworks, and in my opinion take longer to use effectively.

That said, using jQuery or Prototype still require a certain level of JavaScript programming skills.

There is no universal "best"--just like Bear said, "best" is subjective, and depends on many factors.
Ranveer K Kumar
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thanks for reply..

I would like to know more about DWR and Dojo.

regarding following..

1> Learning curve
2> Features

regards

David Newton
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Have you read their documentation?

They serve two very different purposes. Dojo is a complete JavaScript client-side framework. IMO it has a fairly steep learning curve, is very functional, and due to non-technical reasons did not become one of the dominant players in the JavaScript framework arena.

DWR began as a way to mask the differences between server-side Java and client-slide JavaScript (and that's all I've used it for, so you should read up on it). It makes client-side JavaScript Ajax calls look like calls to native Java objects. It's pretty cool, and I've used it very effectively in that role.

None of these are Struts questions, however. If you have further questions regarding non-Struts, client-side frameworks you should ask them in the appropriate forum.
 
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