20 Aug 2008 jbaker   » (Apprentice)

Frameworks killed the javascript star

After playing around today with prototypejs and scriptaculous, I began to think: “How did the world work without this!?”.  If you compare using a javascript framework for XHR, as opposed to writing the code for each one, there’s no competition between the two. Frameworks, whether  or not they are server-side or client-side, simply do the task they are designed to do: cut development time in half.

Frameworks also bridge the gaps of browser incompatibilities *cough* IE. Code only has to be written in one way, unlike without a framework where you can end up with a lot of ugly try and catches.

One thing frameworks cannot do is write the code for you. You still need an experienced developer to write the code using the framework.  After all, wheres the fun if you don’t have to do anything?

Syndicated 2008-08-20 19:58:47 from Baker Designz

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