Java-Agnostic Toolkits


Although Ajax isn’t rocket science, there is a fair amount of tedious code, and creating truly helpful client-side effects can be a challenge. Lucky for us, there are a number of very strong libraries that can aid our effort. We’ve seen how using the right toolkit can, in just a few lines, give us wizard-like effects, ones that will improve the usability of our application while also being easy to add.

Believe it or not, but we’ve just scratched the surface of these libraries’ capabilities as well as the toolkit space in general. Hopefully, you have enough to go on to perform your own evaluation and decide which of these libraries will improve your application. These libraries are fairly dynamic, so you may want to stop by their home pages from time to time to see what they’re up to!


Server Response Query String Context Node Callback Function Core Effect 
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