Ajax Framework for ColdFusion


As always, I am looking to expand my knowledge and understanding in Rich Internet Application development. Lately, I have been researching throughout the ColdFusion and Object Oriented communities for a solid framework that will be a good foundation for me to grow and learn in developing Ajaxian applications in a ColdFusion environment.

The first contender for my needs is JQuery. For reasons based on personality as well as principle, the ColdFusion “sensei” in whom I follow, Ben Nadel, seems to use the JQuery framework and I've adopted a tendency to trust his lead. There are several other options available as well that I have not set aside however. The mootools and prototype sets look rather attractive as well. If there are any JavaScript / Ajax pros out there that are familiar with frameworks for ColdFusion please let me know your thoughts.

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Edward J. Beckett is a passionate software engineer, web developer, server administrator and polyglot programmer with nearly a decade experience building desktop and web applications ranging from simple personal web sites to enterprise level applications on many technology stacks including Java, Java EE, Spring, Spring MVC, Spring Data, Hibernate, SQL, JPA, JMS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, PHP, Node.js and more...
  • http://reybango.com Rey Bango

    I think you’ll be quite happy with jQuery and the functionality it provides. Apart from that, it’s developed a nice following in the CF community making it easier to get support for your development needs. Finally, it has amazing community support that is truly unsurpassed by any other framework.

    Now, apart from being a CF developr myself, I’m also a member of the jQuery project team so I may be a little biased. 😉

  • http://www.bennadel.com Ben Nadel

    I had to fool around with Prototype the other day for some client work. After working with jQuery for so long, I have to say that Prototype was very difficult to switch to. All of the utility methods that jQuery have, I just expected them to be in Prototype; and, either they were not there, or I just couldn’t find them. Which brings us to documentation. jQuery has, hands down, by far, the best documentation out of any library. The docs.jquery.com site is just awesome and well structured.

  • http://www.jdowdle.com/wp/ Jon Dowdle

    Here are a few more that I’ve seen:
    ExtJS: http://extjs.com/
    YUI : http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/

    Personally, I like using jQuery. The selector syntax and chaining make it amazing to use. HTH.

  • Johnb752

    I’m curious to uncover out what blog system youre employing? Im experiencing some small security troubles with my latest weblog and Id like to locate something more safeguarded. Do you’ve any recommendations?

    • Edward

      I was using BlogCFC for years but as of a year ago I migrated to WordPress … I love CF but WP has a lot more support and a better ecosystem.