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Eight Weeks of Prototype: Week 7, Other Prototype Functionality

This article is part of the series “Eight Weeks of Prototype”. Eight Weeks of Prototype is a series of articles covering the most important aspects of JavaScript development with the Prototype framework. Prototype is a JavaScript framework used to help developers easily create powerful web applications that work across all modern web browsers.. Read more about Eight Weeks of Prototype...


So far in Eight Weeks of Prototype I have covered the most important aspects of developing robust JavaScript using Prototype; however I haven't covered every available feature. In this article I will briefly discuss other aspects of development with Prototype, that while aren't necessarily core knowledge are still useful.

Firstly I will show you the Template class and how to make use of it in your applications. Next I will show you different ways of reading form values (which is useful for Ajax-enabled applications). I will then show you some of the shortcut functions Prototype provides to simplify your development. Finally I will show you how your JavaScript code should be integrated with your HTML code.

Some of these techniques will become much clearer after the next (and final) article in this series which will put everything into action. Once again in this article I assume you have read and understood the previous six articles in this series.

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