[thelist] Ajax - Which one to learn on?

Chris Ditty cditty at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 10:23:13 CDT 2006

Thanks for the input.  One reason I started messing with Flex was because of
the name behind it.  A lot of the companies that I have worked at simply go
with the name and not look at other factors.  To many companies, OSS =
cheap, non-supported software.

It's sad but true.

On 9/11/06, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/11/06, Chris Ditty <cditty at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As someone that has an interest in Ajax for both commercial and personal
> > usage, which one is the one to learn on?  I intially found BackBase and
> was
> > rather impressed with thier tutorial.  I also found the one from Yahoo,
> > Adobe Flex and a few others.
> >
> > In you guys opinions, which is the best one to use?  I'm currently
> leaning
> > towards Flex for the tutorials and future chance of business uses.
> I've never given Flex a chance, so take my advice with a grain of salt.
> Don't bother with the widget libraries. Platforms like Yahoo's YUI are
> going to be what (a) lasts, and (b) is built upon. BackBase is
> similar, but has different goals (or, maybe, just less mature vision),
> and plays less nicely with other libraries.
> And, of course, YUI is open source (BSD license). BackBase costs money
> (how much? they don't list the price on their site, which is usually
> not a great sign). Flex's SDK can be downloaded at no cost, but it is
> not open source, as far as I can tell.
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