[sf-perl] [javascript] JS toolkit for Perl applications

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Fri Jul 9 01:41:12 PDT 2010

On Thursday 08 Jul 2010 19:07:48 Fred Moyer wrote:
> A bit off topic, but wondering what people are using for Javascript
> toolkits for their Perl based web applications.
> JQuery?  MooTools?  YUI?

Like most people who have replied, I've been using jQuery , and I've picked it 
up because from my impression it seemed like the JS toolkit with the best 
reputation. (And it also has a cool name). It's OK for what I use it for, 
though I don't push it to the limits.

Wikipedia says about MooTools that: "In contrast to other JavaScript libraries 
like jQuery, MooTools extends DOM objects, which is a controversial 
practice.", which is kinda worrying.

Some resources for learning jQuery:

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mwKq7_JlS8 - a video that is an 
introduction to jQuery. The main problem there is that it's hard to tell which 
DOM elements are being selected and manipulated on the fly.

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LKDImgRfrg&feature=channel - "Best 
Practices in JavaScript Library Design" - not really teaching jQuery, but 
explaining the motivation behind its design.

3. Naturally, there's the jQuery documentation page: http://docs.jquery.com/ 
which requires a little browsing.


I should note that the size of the jQuery payload has considerably increased 
lately, which makes me worried about my performance.


	Shlomi Fish

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