First of all I am a bit confused by all the different JS library cos I
am completely noob in JS world. However all the cool JS stuff just
rocks. Now I am trying to understand the following:
- Some of the cool stuff that i want to do (like yui-ext comment
system)… can it be done using Prototype? is there any example or
something to learn from?
ExtJS now has a version that uses Prototype/scriptaculous instead of YUI.
- I know you can do that with Jquery but seems like there are lot of
work to put such stuff on production… this i gather reading various
- Are there any rails-app (open source) that are using yui-ext or
jquery that I could look and learn from?
Not that I know of.
I would advise you to stick with Prototype/scriptaculous for the moment (there seems to be a new JQuery for Rails plugin in the works, but it hasn’t been released yet) and buy the book “Prototype and scriptaculous in Action” from Manning. This way, you’ll be able to use the built-in Rails helpers for the basic stuff and fall back to custom JS code for the fancy stuff.
Peter De Berdt