When I attended the Future of Web Apps Summit in February this year, I remember being a bit bemused while listening to David Heinemeier Hansson talk about Ruby on Rails (official site). I didn’t use any “development frameworks” except those I had built myself; I think I had been put off by the idea of something more to learn and also making my projects dependent on code that I didn’t understand.
More recently, I began experimenting with Moo tools (see del.icio.us for my related bookmarks), which is a much lighter weight library. Having a grasp of Prototype gave me a head start with this but I felt scuppered by limited documentation. That caused me to download yet another framework, jQuery (bookmarks for that one as well!), which looked to sit somewhere in the middle as regards size but for which I had also discovered better online documentation (including the excellent Visual jQuery site).
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