This is a pretty decent collection, but in no way a definitive list of Ajax elves to get you from refresh zero to remote scripting king.
SAJAX - Sajax is like O negative blood, you can inject it into everyone. Can be used with PHP, Perl, Python, ASP, ColdFusion, Io, Lua and Ruby. They say Sajax does 99% of the work for you. I say it does more like 75%.
CPAINT- Cross-Platform Asynchronous INterface Toolkit supports both PHP and ASP/VBscript. Aww, the ying and yang of languages can share code peacefully at the table of remote scripting.
- Ruby on Rails - You know that scene in Aliens when Sigourney Weaver puts on that giant robotic construction suit to beat some Queen Alien ass? Yeah, well using Ruby on Rails is sort of like that. If that metaphor fails you, here’s a good intro.
CAKE - Cake is a lightweight framework for rapid development and easy maintanance of PHP web applications of any kind and level of complexity. Apparently, the person behind it used to be a designer. That’s what I’m talking about. Do it, you designer, you.
.NET Framework can handle Ajax. Period. And so I give you articles on how and a quote from my girlfriend on our second date, “is you game or is you isn’t?”
- CATALYST - Catalyst is a new MVC framework for Perl. It is currently under rapid development, but the core API is now stable, and a growing number of projects use it. That’s all I got. Here’s a Catalyst tutorial.
- CherryPy - CherryPy is a pythonic, object-oriented web development framework. To get Ajax goodness out of CherryPy, you’ll want to look at CherrySmoothie. Sounds delicious, but I don’t speak Python and so I can’t give it a full endorsement.