I know many of the people who visit these boards are programmers so I figured I would let out a call here.
We just finished a release so now we have time to refactor some of the crap we did "just to get done in time". One of the major issues that I brought up was the fact that we are utilizing multiple Ajax libraries in our UI.
So, one of my coworkers and I have spent the last couple weeks trying to decide if it was not only possible to go to one library, but which library should we choose. It was my task to look at Zapatec and so I took many of our pages and rewrote the whole thing in that library. His task was broader in the sense that he was looking at both Dojo and Zapatec.
Anyway, I finished my report and got a pretty good feeling on this library. Although it isnt as easy to extend as say Dojo, it seems pretty good at what it does and its rather easy and efficient to get things up and running. It has very good documentation and I did have some issues that I posted on their forums and got pretty decent response times for solutions.
Dojo on the other hand is true OpenSore. While it boasts a HUGE feature list, the documentation seems to stink (let alone their own site doesnt work in IE7). But it has a lot of cool features, its free and its easily extendable.
So, what other 3rd party Ajax libraries have some of you worked in? Did you like them? Would you recommend them? Free or not, I dont really care since we were given the go to "use the best thing for our company".
Has anyone used Yahoo's libraries/toolkit? What about Googles?