Self-Introduction: Fergus Sullivan

Gervase Markham gerv at
Fri Aug 31 09:17:54 UTC 2007

Colin Ogilvie wrote:
> Shouldn't we look to evaluate different libraries / frameworks based on
> what we actually want to do with AJAX/DHTML/JavaScript rather than just
> picking YUI because the Yahoo! team have used it?

My assertion is that there is no significant difference between all of 
these frameworks in terms of developer ramp-up or capabilities - at 
least, when it comes to the sort of things Bugzilla might need (which 
will not stretch their capabilities to the limit; we aren't writing 
another Zimbra).

However, I have only limited evidence for that assertion, and am quite 
willing to be swayed by counter-evidence presented. However, we do need 
actual evidence :-)

> There may be other frameworks that provide the functionality that we
> need / want to use and it seems a bit naive to just use the first one
> suggested.

If they all provide the functionality, why not use the first one suggested?


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