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AJAX Toolkits for Use With Ruby

This is a set of random notes taken while looking at various AJAX toolkits for use with Ruby/Rails.

  • Dojo looks rather nice with high-level widgets. Apparently it’s pretty large. Got layouts, tables, rich edit fields, etc. How to integrate with Ruby?
  • doesn’t seem to do much, if anything, that the stuff built into Rails (Prototype) doesn’t already do.
  • DHTMLgoodies has lots of stuff including a nice unobtrusive sortable table. It appears to be more of a collection of scripts than a toolkit per se.
  • Another sortable table at
  • Adobe spry might be interesting, seems too early to really tell.
  • Yahoo has a UI widget set with a number fo interesting things.
  • Google has a web toolkit which is a “Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers who don’t speak browser quirks as a second language”.
  • Another sorted table can be found here.
  • Rico is another open source javascript library and has an asynchronous loading scrollable and sortable table.
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