Chapter 19. Using YUI for Ajax and More

Let’s face it: JavaScript isn’t the easiest programming language to master, particularly if you’ve never come across such an object-oriented approach before. And this is true also because Microsoft has, until relatively recently, steadfastly ignored web standards, resulting in the need to spend a lot of time writing cross-browser-compatible code.

Thankfully, though, several organizations have set about trying to make JavaScript a much simpler and even more powerful language by creating frameworks for it. What they do is write wrappers around the JavaScript to break down complex tasks into small, more easily manageable ones. At the same time, they ensure that their framework methods are fully cross-browser compatible.

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