In addition, the growth of AJAX and the burgeoning interest in Web 2.0 applications is bringing many new people to the field. Not surprisingly, they don't want to spend the long, hard years absorbing the arcane knowledge required to wrestle with browser bugs and API differences.
Whether you're an old-school DHTML guru or a Web 2.0 wannabe, it's time you got to know some libraries. So, what's out there? I'm glad you asked!
- Dojo, a powerful library developed primarily off the back of JotSpot
- Prototype, the backbone of Ruby on Rails excellent AJAX support
- Yahoo UI Library (often shortened to just YUI), the new kid on the block