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What is Prototype?

Prototype is a JavaScript framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications. It offers a familiar class-style OO framework, extensive Ajax support, higher-order programming constructs, and easy DOM manipulation.
Prototype is a tool in the Javascript UI Libraries category of a tech stack.
Prototype is an open source tool with 3.5K GitHub stars and 657 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Prototype's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Prototype?

2100 companies reportedly use Prototype in their tech stacks, including tools, SpaceX, and MasterCard.

20 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Prototype.

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Public Decisions about Prototype

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Prototype in their tech stack.

Kir Shatrov
Kir Shatrov
Engineering Lead at Shopify | 18 upvotes 347.3K views

The client-side stack of Shopify Admin has been a long journey. It started with HTML templates, jQuery and Prototype. We moved to Batman.js, our in-house Single-Page-Application framework (SPA), in 2013. Then, we re-evaluated our approach and moved back to statically rendered HTML and vanilla JavaScript. As the front-end ecosystem matured, we felt that it was time to rethink our approach again. Last year, we started working on moving Shopify Admin to React and TypeScript.

Many things have changed since the days of jQuery and Batman. JavaScript execution is much faster. We can easily render our apps on the server to do less work on the client, and the resources and tooling for developers are substantially better with React than we ever had with Batman.

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Prototype Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Prototype?
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
jQuery UI
Whether you're building highly interactive web applications or you just need to add a date picker to a form control, jQuery UI is the perfect choice.
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML鈥檚 syntax to express your application鈥檚 components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
It is a library for building interactive web interfaces. It provides data-reactive components with a simple and flexible API.
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Prototype's Followers
24 developers follow Prototype to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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