With AJAX techniques having become quite popular, JavaScript has made a bit of a comeback over the past few years in terms of its prominence in web design projects. JavaScript had previously been dismissed by many as an overly simplistic and clunky language that could be used for minor graphics or user interface effects, but which didn’t have a place alongside more “serious” programming languages.

But JavaScript is now amongst the most widely used languages powering the web, so it would be hard to argue that JavaScript isn’t worth knowing. Even though JavaScript is generally considered to be much easier to learn than many other programming or scripting languages, however, it can still be a bit challenging for new programmers. Thankfully, new programmers can take advantage of JavaScript libraries to help them get their projects up and running more quickly.

JavaScript Libraries

A JavaScript library is a set of pre-written code which, once loaded into the user’s browser, can be quickly accessed to perform various tasks within a JavaScript application. There are literally dozens of JavaScript libraries available for your web projects. In truth, practically any of these libraries are likely to help you accomplish your web programming goals. But the most popular and well-established JavaScript libraries are going to have more people available to help you solve problems and learn more about coding to solve certain issues.

jQuery

jQuery

jQuery is one of the most widely used and best supported JavaScript libraries, and with good reason. It lets new users shortcut many of the more tedious elements of JavaScript programming, and move more quickly into function JavaScript code.

MooTools

MooTools

MooTools is another way to significantly ease JavaScript development. MooTools differs from jQuery in that it extends JavaScript in ways that make the language much more powerful, rather than simply provide an easier means to access JavaScript.

Dojo Toolkit

Dojo

DojoToolkit provides a means to use JavaScript to create various widgets (including navigational elements for websites, as well as maps, charts, tables and other animated effects) that can be used in connection with various other website elements.

YUI Library

YUI Library

The YUI Library (created and supported by Yahoo!) combines JavaScript framework elements with a CSS framework to help web developers create different functional modules that can be quickly integrated into virtually any website.

Prototype

Prototype

Prototype is a JavaScript Framework that can be used to develop dynamic web applications. It's also builded on open-source AJAX framework and quickly become coolest Ajax library around and javascript framework of choice for web developers.

A JavaScript library such as those listed above can help you greatly increase your productivity and get your web projects up and running much quicker than ever before. But even if you’re a beginning programmer and come to rely upon one or more of these JavaScript libraries, it may be worthwhile to at some point to look behind the tools you use and learn what is happening through use of the library.



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