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Do I have to learn Prototype completely ?  RSS feed

 
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Hi.
Currently, I'm looking at prototype library.
It is really an amazing piece of code and it brings JavaScript to a whole new level.
But do I need to learn and study it compleletly if I just want its Ajax capabilities ?
Or can only learn its Ajax class ?
(e.g you don't have to learn all Spring framework stack, you can pick just what you need).
 
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It may be subjective, but I think that having an overall view of what a library offers you can help. It's not necessary to know everything in details, but it's still good to know what you can do with it. (there may be a time issue). You could try to read Prototype and Scriptaculous In Action.
 
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You can easily just use the Ajax classes -- they're really really easy to use.

But, as Satou pointed out, you'll get the most benefit from using more than just that.
 
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John,

I just recently got turned onto Prototype myself. I found the three articles on the Tips and Tutorials page very useful, and also very easy to follow. I'm sure you'll want to take a look at the Ajax article, if you haven't already, but I highly recommend you read How Prototype Extends the DOM as well. It's a quick read but goes a long way towards explaining Prototype.
 
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