For the past several weeks, we've been reviewing the top dozen frameworks in use in order to simplify the decision of choosing a framework. The problem isn't a lack of good choices, but rather an abundance of them! In the previous four installments, we covered: Part 1: Prototype, script.aculo.us, MooTools Part 2: JQuery, Yahoo! UI Library (YUI), MochiKit Part 3: Dojo, Rialto, Spry Part 4: qooxdoo, and SproutCore This week's article is dedicated entirely to Microsoft's ASP.NET AJAX Framework, because there's so much to cover.
In that way you will understand more easily the group of themes that I plan to cover in this tutorial. As you'll certainly remember, in the first part of the series I started explaining how to use some of the most popular functions included with this library. I touched on the $, $A, and $H functions, as well as an additional one, called $F. If you're anything like me, you found the $ function extremely versatile for retrieving and manipulating multiple elements of the same web document. Of course the set of helpful functions that I mentioned above are simply a small sample of all that Prototype can do for you, which implies that there's still a long way to go when it comes to exploring its remarkable capabilities.