Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Top 20 Tools For Working With AJAX

AJAX may be an overused buzzword, but it also has some incredibly cool uses within your websites. We’ve rounded up the best AJAX tools for your perusal – free feel to add more suggestions in the comments.

AJAX Activity Indicators – A large collection of animated GIFs for you to use as your AJAX application’s progress indicator.
AJAX For N00bs – Just as the site name implies, a site to help people just beginning to learn AJAX.
AJAX Mistakes – An editable list of common mistakes developers make when implementing AJAX, and suggestions on how to avoid them yourself. – A collection of scripts, tutorials, forums and more. – If you can’t find the perfect AJAX load icon for your project, this site will help you generate one to meet your needs. – An enterprise-level AJAX development platform with numerous pre-built widgets.
Clean AJAX – A Sourceforge project for a Javascript, Server Side, AJAX framework. – Tons of tutorials for AJAX developers of all skill levels.
Google AJAX API – The Google API will help you implement Google services on your web page while utilizing AJAX page loading.
Google Web Toolkit – A Google-produced tool to help you become less accident-prone when writing AJAX apps. – A JavaScript library built to work with AJAX; super slick on their front page. – Customizable AJAX loading animated GIFs that are free to use. – A large collection of downloadable AJAX scripts, most of which are configurable. – A JavaScript framework that includes an AJAX library and aims to make app building easier. – An open source AJAX development framework with JavaScript development and a rich GUI.
Rialto – A cross-platform, corporate web applications driven framework.
SAJAX – A framework for calling PHP, Perl or Python from your pages without refreshing the browser. – Works with Prototype, works heavily on AJAX in interfaces. AJAX Articles – A large collection of tutorials and code snippets to help you learn AJAX. – A Java tool to help you build AJAX apps with a GUI Desktop feel to them.
Yahoo User Interface Library – Yahoo’s attempt at helping you build AJAX driven apps. (via)