[Dojo-interest] AJAX Toolkits
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Tue Dec 18 15:50:37 UTC 2007
Tom Trenka wrote:
> I don't want to come across as an Ajaxian survey basher here,
Not at all. Great information. Thanks for posting.
In addition to what Tom said, I'll point out that even a survey that
took a "fair" sample of developers, would some biases:
1. It'll be biased towards the smallest libraries. If you use Prototype
just for the $() and otherwise do everything by hand, you'll say "I use
Prototype". Can you see someone using Dojo just for dojo.byId()?
Small libraries will have a large population of novice programmers who
only use $() and similar shortcuts.
2. It'll be biased towards whatever is oldest. I believe that this also
This isn't anybody's fault. It's an inevitable effect of trying to
compare things which really aren't apples and apples. A more interesting
comparison is YUI, Ext and Dojo. Those seem more comparable.
> I should also mention that if we at Dojo tried to do a similar survey...
I would be as if msdn ran a survey to see which browser is most popular.
Or if fsf.org ran a survey to see which browser is most popular. Biased
> if you survey
> Java people, you'll probably see a spread between Dojo, DWR and GWT, etc.
Really? I would love to hear more about this. What does Dojo have that
would appeal especially to Java programmers?
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