[nycphp-talk] jQuery (Was: PHP hosting and standard tool-chain for newbie?)

Kenneth Downs ken at
Fri Apr 24 16:52:50 EDT 2009

David Mintz wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Ajai Khattri <ajai at> wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, Peter Sawczynec wrote:
>>> Meanwhile, I'd like to take a moment to thank all the fine people who
>>> brought us "jquery". As of late I am trying to use jquery for
>>> everything. And the cross platform, browser independent nature of it
>>> seems awesome.
>> I totally agree. Every week there's some new plugin or effect for it.
>> Definately nicer than Scriptaculous and more actively developed.
> Now that we've gotten nice and OT here, I might add that the number of
> JQuery plugins that do x is a little overwhelming. Want a tooltip thingy? 25
> alternatives to choose from. Then you tire of trying them one by one and
> finding something unsatisfactory about them all, so you write your own. Then
> you think hey maybe I should contribute this, and voilà, now there are 26.

...and some of them don't work so good.

I found myself settling on jQuery UI and then trying to do minimal 
additions, this gave some sense of stability.

> The Protype vs JQuery debate strikes me as religious. Both are class acts,
> take your pick.

Why stop there, let's drag extjs into the picture :)

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