Javascript & Rails future

Hi,

David H.H. announced recently that jquery is going to be the default in Rails 3.1, and that Prototype helpers / RJS are going into a gem.

What does that mean for the future? Should we progressively forget about things like javascript helpers, RJS, and all these fun parts of rails? And start coding with jquery/json in mind?

I'm not against that at all, but I have to admit I find RJS really fun to use...

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Hi,

David H.H. announced recently that jquery is going to be the default in Rails 3.1, and that Prototype helpers / RJS are going into a gem.

What does that mean for the future? Should we progressively forget about things like javascript helpers, RJS, and all these fun parts of rails? And start coding with jquery/json in mind?

I'm not against that at all, but I have to admit I find RJS really fun to use...

I found rjs fun to use at first, but I think it becomes a bit of a
crutch eventually. As far as the helpers go, while convenient they
encourage a nasty way of doing javascript.

Fred