|What is Prototype?|
| 6:59 pm on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I've been looking for a job these last few weeks and I started hearing about "Prototype" as a language that some companies are using.
Has anyone ever heard of this? I've googled it in every way I know how and haven't found a thing about it.
| 7:28 pm on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
It's an AJAX framework. www.prototypejs.org
| 4:27 pm on Nov 23, 2009 (gmt 0)|
okay...good to know! Is it related to jQuery at all? During my interview I said that I asked them if they used jQuery and they said they use prototype instead...
| 6:27 pm on Nov 24, 2009 (gmt 0)|
jQuery and Prototype are two different frameworks. The one has nothing to do with the other, except that they are based on the same technology concepts.
| 8:22 pm on Dec 4, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I'd call prototype a *predecessor* to all the other JS frameworks, like Mootools, JQuery, and Dojo. It was (one of) the first, easily the best, and quickly gained popularity because of Scriptaculous, a suite of animation effects that used the Prototype framework.
If you already use JQuery, prototype will not be a challenge to learn.
Prototype offered a new release just this past September with a host of improved features. The inclusion of mixins and inheritance shows that it's evolving further in the same direction as Mootools; both are maturing as solid object-oriented frameworks.
| 6:46 am on Dec 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
In software development,
a prototype is a rudimentary working model of a product or information system, usually built for demonstration purposes or as part of the development process.