Beginning to play with MochiKit

I haven’t written any JavaScript for years. The only lingering memory was of pain–pain to find information, pain to use the API, pain to debug… There were probably a few more pains, but I’ve managed to successfully repress those memories. So, why return? Well, I want to some day be able to debunk the AJAX hype in any discusion I partake in :-)

MochiKit is used in turbogears to make the life of a “web developer” easier. Given the comments on the turbogears site I tought I’d take a quick look at it… I was surprised. There was a lot less pain this time.

Of course I started with some silly experiments. First off playing with the DOM tree a little. The HTML part ended up like this:

Nothing really exciting there. Here’s the two toy functions:

Wonderfully easy to navigate and modify the DOM tree.

Well, this was somewhat silly. Hopefully there’ll be something more interesting to write about soon enough.

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