A comparison of AJAX Libraries & Frameworks

I’m working on a compariosn of AJAX libraries and frameworks.

Is there any other that you care about that’s not in this list. 

Please comment with other libraries, or if you use one of these, what you like and don’t like about them.


Microsoft Ajax – http://ajax.asp.net


Java BluePrints – https://blueprints.dev.java.net/


Protptype – http://www.prototypejs.org/


Scriptaculus – http://script.aculo.us/


Laszlo – http://www.openlaszlo.org/


GWT – http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/


AJAX.net – http://www.ajaxpro.info/


Yahoo – http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/


Active Widgets – http://www.activewidgets.com/


Tibco General Interface – http://developer.tibco.com/


Visual Web GUI – http://www.visualwebgui.com/


Dojo – http://dojotoolkit.org/


Backbase – http://www.backbase.com/


SmartClient – http://www.smartclient.com/


Nitobi – http://www.nitobi.com/


JackBe – http://www.jackbe.com


Zimbra – http://www.zimbra.com/


Rico – http://www.openrico.org/


Spry – http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry/


Aflax – http://www.aflax.org/


DWR – http://getahead.org/dwr


Moo.fx – http://moofx.mad4milk.net/


Mochikit – http://www.mochikit.com/


Xajax – http://www.xajaxproject.org/


Nexaweb – http://www.nexaweb.com

Comments (8)

  1. Andrew Brown says:

    You might be interested in this article in the current DDJ, wherein the authors compare several AJAX frameworks using carefully crafted criteria : http://www.ddj.com/dept/lightlang/199203087;jsessionid=RPNRQTPQIB50SQSNDLPSKH0CJUNN2JVN



  2. Thanks for including Nitobi’s suite!  If I can help you out with a license or answer any questions just let me know!

  3. Jackson Finch says:

    What about ExtJS?


  4. James Chang says:

    I use 4D Ajax Framework <http://www.4d.com/products/4dweb20pack.html&gt;. It won’t be for everyone but for anyone who is looking for an Ajax Framework which is tightly integrated to a database backend, it works wonderfully.

  5. GG says:

    When are you planning to publish this comparision matrix?

  6. Huub Cleutjens says:

    Ext JS certainly needs to be in the comparison since it seems the coolest framework at this moment