DOM Assistant updated to 2.5, adds CSS selector support

Last week I posted a brief article about what you might want to think about when Choosing a JavaScript framework, and mentioned Robert Nyman's DOM Assistant as one of the JavaScript libraries that I have used in production.

It's been just three months since Robert released version 2.0 of his library, but since then he has been working hard on improving DOM Assistant even more. And that hard work has led to this week's announcement: DOMAssistant 2.5 Released - CSS Selector Support, New AJAX Methods And More Goodies Added!.

If you read Robert's post you will notice that there are plenty of new features and performance tweaks, but the most useful addition to me is definitely support for CSS selectors. As anyone who has used a library/framework that has support for CSS selectors will testify, it is often a lot quicker to write a CSS selector that matches the elements you want to work with than doing it "by hand". So thanks for adding that feature, Robert. I'm sure I will be using it a lot.

For a few months I've been using DOM Assistant 2.0 almost daily, and I have been happy with what it does. Unfortunately I have only had limited time to beta test version 2.5, but I'm looking forward to putting it to the test once I manage to find some time.

Anyway, if you're interested in a comparatively lightweight JavaScript library that focuses more on helping you out with the tedious parts of scripting than adding cool effects and UI widgets, give DOM Assistant a try.

And please, no "my library is better than yours" trolling. There are many libraries to choose from, and to each his own. No need for a war.

Posted on December 19, 2007 in JavaScript