I have always dreamt about going to events like The Ajax Experience in Boston because I am a sad person; but also because you get to mee^H^H^Hsee people like John Resig of Mozilla (and er, author of a little thing called jQuery) and Aaron Newton, the CNET coder that brought mootools out of oblivion and mediocrity and continues to strive to take that great framework further (I own just the one hardcopy ‘pc-related/computer’ book and it happens to be MooTools Essentials by Aaron Newton – draw your own conclusions).
Nice read for a Friday night, huh? I live in a box… But you have to hate the duplicity and the political correctness here: say what you want but you are both champions to two of the biggest frameworks out there. It may be that mootools do not have aspirations for commercial success and recognition through the framework itself (yet), but they need to wake up and look at the big picture here: the more it is being used, the more popular it becomes, the more shared knowledge and improvements will come out of it through the incrased userbase. For Pete’s (who??) sake, jQuery is now in the Microsoft SDK and may even feature on Nokia’s phones… So, BE assertive. Don’t be afraid to point out exactly why framework xxx is better than framework yyy for achieving zzz. Because we (the users) don’t expect you to be nice to each other. After all, mootools is all about elitist attitudes, isn’t it? Lest we forget…
p.s. I blatently saw these two links on the ajaxian. So what?