AJAX Widget Framework

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 2 03:23:59 CEST 2009


> I'm looking for an open source, AJAX based widget/windowing framework.
> Here is what I need:
>
> - end user opens up a browser, points it to a URL, logs in
> - on the server site, sits my application, creating a new session for
> each user that is logged in
> - on the server site, I create windows(frames), put widgets on them,
> write event handlers etc. Just like with wx or pygtk.
> - However, windows are created in the user's browser, and events are
> triggered by Javascript, and sent back to server through AJAX.
> - the server side would be - of course - written in Python.
>
> I was looking these projects:
>
> http://www.uize.com/
> http://pyjs.org/
>
> There are many frameworks listed here which I did not check:
> http://internetmindmap.com/javascript_frameworks. I have no idea which
> has Python support, and probably there are only a few that worth looking
> at. I wonder if you could tell me which are the pros and contras for
> these frameworks. If there is a comparison available on the NET,
> pointing me to the right URL would help a lot.
>
> The bottom line...
>
> My main goal is to develop enterprise class OLTP database applications.
> I'll need grid widget to display data in tabular format, and I'll use
> events heavily for data manipulation, live search, tooltips etc. I'm
> familiar with wxWidgets, pygtk and other toolkits, but not with AJAX. I
> have never used a system like that.

I do things like these via turbogears on the server side and extjs on
the client:

turbogears.org
extjs.com

HTH,
Daniel



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