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90 Ajax, Javascript, DHTML Libraries

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With the increased need for developing websites that support a whole lot of features, has a cool interface and perform fast and smooth is a challenging task. Web developers today, need to use hundreds of new technologies to deliver the needful. And to do this, they will often need to utilize several useful and innovative Javascript / Ajax / DHTML libraries and frameworks. Here’s our list of 90 such libraries and frameworks that could make a developer’s life easy any given day.

AFLAX – A JavaScript Library for Macromedia’s Flash Platform. AFLAX is a method which helps developers to use JavaScript and Flash together to create AJAX type applications.

AHAH: Asychronous HTML and HTTP – AHAH is a very simple technique for dynamically updating web pages using JavaScript.

Ajax.NET Professional – Ajax.NET Professional (AjaxPro) is one of the first AJAX frameworks available for Microsoft ASP.NET and is working with .NET 1.1 and 2.0.

AjaxAC – AjaxAC is an open-source framework written in PHP, used to develop/create/generate AJAX applications.

AjaxAnywhere – AjaxAnywhere is a simple way to enhance an existing JSP/Struts/Spring/JSF application with AJAX.

Ajaxcaller – AjaxCaller is a thin XMLHttpRequest wrapper used in all the AjaxPatterns demos. The focus is on ease-of-use and full HTTP method support.

ajaxCFC – ajaxCFC is a ColdFusion framework meant to speed up ajax application development and deployment by providing developers seamless integration between JavaScript and ColdFusion, and providing built-in functions to quickly adapt to any type of environment, security, and helping to overcome cross-browser compatibility problems.

AjaxRequest Library – AjaxRequest is a layer over the XMLHttpRequest functionality which makes easy communication between Javascript and the server.

AjaxSLT – AJAXSLT is an implementation of XSL-T in JavaScript, intended for use in fat web pages, which are nowadays referred to as AJAX applications.

AjaxTags component of Java Web Parts – AjaxTags was originally an extended version of the Struts HTML taglib, but was made into a generic taglib (i.e., not tied to Struts) and brought under the Java Web Parts library.

AJS – AJS is a ultra lightweight JavaScript library. It has a lot of functionality in common with MochiKit.

Anaa – An Ajax API (AnAA) and is a simple but complete framework built around XMLHttpRequest. Anaa does support GET and POST methods. It handles plain text (including JSON) and XML files.

ATLAS – ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating efficient and interactive Web applications that work across all popular browsers.

Clean AJAX – Clean is an open source engine for AJAX, that provides a high level interface to work with the AJAX technology.

Code Snippets – Snippets is a public source code repository.

CPAINT – CPAINT (Cross-Platform Asynchronous INterface Toolkit) is a multi-language toolkit that helps web developers design and implement AJAX web applications with ease and flexibility. – This site features X – a cross-browser DHTML javascript library, and many demos, applications, articles and documentation.

DHTML API, Drag & Drop for Images and Layers – A Cross-browser JavaScript DHTML Library which adds Drag Drop functionality and extended DHTML capabilities to layers and to any desired image, even those integrated into the text.

DHTML Kitchen – DHTML Kitchen is a resource for ready-made or custom-built DHTML scripts. – A library of DHTML and AJAX scripts.

Direct Web Remoting – In the simplest terms, DWR is an engine that exposes methods of server-side Java objects to JavaScript code.

DOJO Javascript Toolkit – Dojo is the Open Source Javascript toolkit for fast and easy professional web development. It aims to solve some long-standing historical problems with DHTML which prevented mass adoption of dynamic web application development.

DOMAssistant – A completely modular lightweight JavaScript library.

Dynamic Drive – DHTML & JavaScript code library.

DynAPI – The DynAPI library uses an object-oriented approach to solve problems associated with scripting for both Netscape and Internet Explorer.

Echo – Echo is a web application framework that was created by the company NextApp.

Engine for Web Applications – Engine for Web Applications is an application framework for client-side development and Web applications.

Ext JS (javascript library) – It an open-source JavaScript library, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as AJAX, DHTML and DOM scripting.

FACE – A way to easily bring life and interactivity to websites without having to use Flash. Completely accessible, with easy plug-and-play implementation.

FlashObject – FlashObject is a small Javascript file used for embedding Macromedia Flash content.

Fleegix.js – Fleegix.js provides a lightweight, cross-browser set of JavaScript tools for building dynamic Web-app UIs.

Google Web Toolkit – Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is an open source Java software development framework that allows web developers to create Ajax applications in Java. It is licensed under the Apache License version 2.0.

High Performance JavaScript Vector Graphics Library – This JavaScript VectorGraphics library provides graphics capabilities for JavaScript like functions to draw circles, ellipses (ovals), oblique lines, polylines and polygons etc. dynamically into a webpage.

Interactive Website Framework – A framework for creating highly interactive websites using javascript, css, xml, and html.

JavaScript Libraries – A collection of various JS functionalities.

Javascript Toolbox – This site is intended to be a repository of code and reusable libraries which address common needs that many web developers encounter.

JavaScriptMVC – JavaScriptMVC is a framework that brings methods to the madness of JavaScript development.

jQuery – New Wave Javascript – jQuery is a Javascript library that takes common, repetitive tasks, stripping out all the unnecessary markup, and leaving them short, smart and understandable.

JSAN – JavaScript Archive Network – JavaScript Archive Network is a comprehensive resource for Open Source JavaScript libraries and software.

JSFBGL – Javascript framebuffer graphics library – JSFBGL (i.e. Javascript framebuffer graphics library) is considered as an art / fun project. Mostly aims to produce graphics with Javascript.

JsHttpRequest – The main idea of JsHttpRequest is to be simple and transparent for all programmers and habitual programming techniques.

JSL – JavaScript Standard Library – JSL is a single and small file (IE4 compatible packed version: 7.77 Kb) with some JavaScript 1.6 standard methods or functions that are not present on some browsers. Its goals is to forget work arounds for every library or script that’s included on a web page. You could just add JSL even before your scripts to add portability or more compatibility, then you don’t need to rewrite anything.

JSMX – JSMX is an Ultra Lightweight – Language Agnostic – Ajax Framework. It is by far the easiest way to integrate Ajax into any Web Application.

JSPkg – JSPkg is a package loader for Javascript, based on pluggable loaders for locating and loading scripts into a client-side Javascript application.

jWic – jWic is a java-based development framework for developing dynamic web applications with the convenience and familiarity of ‘rich client’ style programming.

Kabuki AJAX Toolkit – Kabuki AjaxTK is a client developer library, similar in style to traditional object-oriented widget libraries like E9clipse’s SWT, albeit for Javascript.

libXmlRequest Library – It is a very simple wrapper around XHR. The XmlRequest library contains a two public request functions, getXml and postXml, that may be used to send synchronous and asynchronous XML Http requests from Internet Explorer and Mozilla.

LINB(Lazy INternet and Browser) – It is platform-independent, language-independent, and C/S, B/S, RIA compatible and designed to allow developers coding in a more targetable, clearly, and efficiently way.

MochiKit – MochiKit is a highly documented and well tested, suite of JavaScript libraries.

moo.ajax – moo.ajax is a very simple ajax class, to be used with prototype.lite from moo.fx.

moo.fx – moo.fx is a superlightweight, ultratiny, megasmall javascript effects library, written with prototype.js.

Mootools – It is a compact and modular JavaScript framework best known for its visual effects and transitions.

Nifty Corners – A small library for making rounded corners with Javascript.

overLIB – overLIB is a JavaScript library created to enhance websites with small popup information boxes (like tooltips) to help visitors around your website.

overlibmws DHTML Popup Library – Download and Test Directory for the overlibmws.

PAJAJ – Pajaj stands for (PHP Asynchronous Javascript and JSON). It is a object oriented Ajax framework written in PHP5 for development of event driven PHP web applications.

PEAR: HTML_AJAX – Provides PHP and JavaScript libraries for performing AJAX.

PlotKit: Javascript Chart Plotting – PlotKit is a chart and graph plotting library for Javascript.

qForms JavaScript API – The most complete JavaScript API for interfacing forms.

qooxdoo – qooxdoo is a comprehensive and innovative Ajax application framework that includes a platform-independent development tool chain, a state-of-the-art GUI toolkit and an advanced client-server communication layer.

Rialto – Rialto is a cross browser javascript widgets library. Because it is technology agnostic it can be encapsulated in JSP, JSF, .Net or PHP graphic components.

Rico – Rico is an open source JavaScript framework used to create and extend Ajax-based web applications. It includes drag-and-drop functionality, and can programmatically round HTML elements.

RSLite – RSlite is an extremely lightweight implementation of remote scripting which uses cookies.

Ruby on Rails – Rails is a full-stack framework for developing database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern.

SACK – A simple set of code to allow you to put AJAX into your webpages with none of the fuss or overhead of other packages. It makes using AJAX simpler, and easy to implement.

Sajax – Sajax (Simple Ajax Toolkit), is an open source tool designed to help websites using the Ajax framework (also known as XMLHttpRequest).

Sardalya – Sardalya is a cross-browser interface that aims to make dynamic HTML programming easy and fun. It is a cross-browser compatible system which is designed to work in all DOM-supporting browsers.

Sarrisa – Sarissa is an ECMAScript library acting as a cross-browser wrapper for native XML APIs. – provides an easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface with JavaScript libraries.

SmartClient from Isomorphic Software – SmartClient is the cross-platform AJAX GUI system chosen by top commercial software vendors, on-demand service providers, and enterprise IT developers for thousands of deployments since 2000. It provides a complete application stack, from rich, skinnable, extensible GUI components to declarative databinding and SOA integration, paired with a mature, searchable documentation suite and integrated tooling.

Spry Framework for Ajax – Adobes Spry framework for Ajax is a JavaScript library for web designers that provides functionality that allows designers to build pages that provide a richer experience for their users.

Tabtastic – This library is a simple way to implement tabs on your page using CSS, a little JS, and semantic markup which degrades gracefully on browsers with CSS unavailable or disabled.

Taconite – Taconite is a framework that simplifies the creation of Ajax enabled web applications.

Tacos – The Tacos library project provides components and ajax behaviour for the Tapestry java web application framework.

The Solvent – The Solvent is a cross-browser AJAX application toolkit written in JavaScript.

ThinWire – ThinWire is an open source, Java based web application framework that utilizes Ajax techniques to give Web Applications the look and feel of traditional GUI applications.

ThyApi – ThyAPI is an api to allow the development of better user interfaces for web applications, Using javascript and Ajax, it allows a complete visual interface definition using CSS and encapsulates all objects data manipulation.

Tigermouse – Tigermouse is a modern Ajax driven MVC framework for web applications development.

TwinHelix – Portfolio of original, high-performance DHTML and JavaScript examples.

UIZE JavaScript API – It is a powerful, open source, object oriented JavaScript framework – supporting widgets, AJAX, DOM, templates, and more.

Visual WebGui – The .NET answer to Google’s GWT that extends WinForms over ASP.NET

WebORB – WebORB is a platform for developing AJAX and Flash-based rich internet applications.

WMS Javascript Library – The purpose of the WMS Javascript Library wmsmap.js is to facilitate the creation of dynamics maps using freely available WMS servers.

Wt – Wt(witty) is a WebToolkit, allowing programmers to write code in C++ (without real knowledge of Ajax), generating content rich Ajax GUI. OpenSource Licence.

Xajax – Xajax is an open source PHP class library implementation of AJAX that allows developers to create web-based Ajax applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.

xWire – xWire is a mature, object-oriented, enterprise-class toolkit that consists of both client (browser) and server (Java) editions.

Yahoo User Interface Library – The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX.

Zebda – Zebda is a general purpose javascript library built on Prototype 1.4.0.

Zephyr – Zephyr is an ajax based framework for php5 developers.

ZK – ZK is an open-source Ajax Web framework that enables rich user interface for Web applications with no JavaScript and little programming.

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