jQuery Users

Any jQuery users out there? I would like to learn more about
incorporating jQuery with Rails as the performance seems to be the
best of any library I’ve seen and it is great in separating the
JScript from the HTML. Any suggestions on where to get started? I’ve
read this (http://b.lesseverything.com/2006/12/31/making-jquery-and-
prototype-play-nice-in-rails) but was looking into some more.

Also UJS looks interesting and has greater support - are more people
using this?

Just wanted to mention that by saying UJS has greater support I mean
in Rails. jQuery has many more resources and valuable results with a
simple Google search.

Shai,

I prefer jQuery to Prototype in rails apps, but it is getting to be a
burden
to integrate some things. Some of my latest code seems hacky, but I
really
dislike “onclick” event bindings!

I posted a similar question a few months back (I think there was talk of
a
jQrails or something similar) but I haven’t found anything so far.

I’m currently using both Prototype and JQuery in the same Rails app.
Not
really something I’d recommend, but my designer (my wife) wrote a bunch
of
the webapp using JQuery before I ever touched it with Rails (including
Thickbox functionality), so in the interest of time, I kept her code
(heh -
she also insisted that I keep it) and later on in the process I found
that I
wanted to use some Prototype stuff as well.

I found this article to be helpful:

http://docs.jquery.com/Using_jQuery_with_Other_Libraries

In each file and/or block using jquery code, I used a line like

var $j = jQuery.noConflict();

And then I replaced each $ with $j. It was tedious, and I had to modify
the
thickbox.js as well, but it all works together now.

Again, I don’t recommend using jquery and prototype at the same time
unless
your wife decides that you will. :slight_smile:

On 5/9/07, John L. [email protected] wrote:

On 3/20/07, Shai S. [email protected] wrote:

Just wanted to mention that by saying UJS has greater support I mean
in Rails. jQuery has many more resources and valuable results with a
simple Google search.


Terry (TAD) Donaghe

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