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  1. #1
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    Question Which is better: jQuery, MooTools, or script.aculo.us?

    Which JavaScript library do you all think is better? Please provide any questions or feedback you may have.

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    I prefer jQuery.

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    jQuery. It's most widely used and you can find manu solutions for your questions/tasks.
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    I use what is better for my projects. Usually ends up being jQuery though. Has plenty of plugins, awesome docs and very widely used.

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    jQuery, hands down.
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    +1 to jQuery. It has tons of stuff built for it and is pretty easy to work with.

    In all honesty though, I don't think any of them are 'better' than the other. They are frameworks. You can accomplish the same stuff across all of them with proper javascript knowledge. It just comes down to which one you used and grew with first.

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    And another +1 for jQuery. Huge community and fantastic to work with.
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    jQuery. Better support, more plugins, larger community.
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    I don't imagine anyone choosing anything else than jQuery .

    Besides being, good documented, mature and widely used it has official support from Microsoft and Nokia in their platforms.

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    Whatever you know how to use, and if you don't know any then jquery due to the community size. Kind of like the whole rails, django bit.

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    Thank you for all the feedback everyone!

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    Totally agree. I started with mootools and it was hard finding solutions online, so I went back to pure JS.. And then I finally ended up at jQuery because everytime I googled for solutions to my problems, I found something jQuery related

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    Another vote for jQuery
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    jQuery, is the best one....

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    I use jQueryUI a ton. Used to use YUI (and I still like YUI a lot) but coworkers were already familiar with jQuery and I don't regret having moved over one bit.

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    Again, thank you all for the continued feedback!

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    I read the title of this thread and was expecting it to turn into a holy war, which it hasn't... yet

    +1 for jQuery

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    script.aculo.us for us.

    I much prefer it -- I can integrate it into our web apps very cleanly, and extend it as needed. jQuery is, for want of a better explanation, too developed (if that makes sense).

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    jquery is what i see myself using. I usually write everything in coffee script though.

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    +10 for jQuery

    Reasons:
    - lighter (jQuery Core compared to MooTools Core)
    - faster ( http://mootools.net/slickspeed/ )
    - jQuery have Official UI library, MooTools doesn't
    - hundreds of plug-ins on official website

    Please note i am used only with JQuery and MooTools. I have little experience with script.aculo.us simply because I don't like it.

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    jQuery, me too prefer this.
    It's easy and having vast range of plugins, better support and there can be a big stuff with jQuery.

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    Like most others, I also prefer jQuery. Its really lightweight and easier to learn. and besides you can get tons of plugins
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