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Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action by Tom Locke, Bear Bibeault, Dave Crane

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Chapter 1. Introducing Prototype and Scriptaculous

In this chapter

  • The history of Ajax
  • Introducing Prototype and Scriptaculous
  • Applying Prototype and Scriptaculous

Ajax is growing up fast. One of the signs of that growth is the appearance, and widespread adoption, of a number of third-party libraries that make it easier to work with Ajax, and the web technologies that support it, such as DOM, CSS, and, above all, JavaScript. This book covers two related JavaScript libraries in depth: Prototype and Scriptaculous. Prototype provides many small-scale features that make it easier to work with Ajax applications. Scriptaculous leverages these features to build a number of higher-level user interface components. Together, they can give your Ajax development ...

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