Javascript resources -- listed so we don't  forget.

Top of my list: dojo - I love dojo. Open source JavaScript toolkit that makes professional web development better, easier, and faster.

1) Moo.fx - A superlightweight, ultratiny, megasmall javascript effects library, written with prototype.js. It’s easy to use, fast, cross-browser, standards compliant, provides controls to modify Height, Width, and Opacity with builtin checks that won’t let a user break the effect with multiple crazy clicks. It’s also optimized to make you write the lesser code possible.

2) Rico - An open source JavaScript library for creating rich internet applications. Provides full Ajax support, drag and drop management, and a cinematic effects library.

3) Swat - Developed by silverorange, Swat is an open source web application toolkit built with PHP.

4) ColorCombos - Who would’ve thought a color library would end up mixed in with a bunch of JavaScript and PHP libraries? Well they do have a pretty sweet little color library for finding color combinations, all you do is select the color and they show you some nice combos that work with that color.

5) script.aculo.us - Provides you with easy-to-use, compatible and, ultimately, totally cool JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly, Web 2.0 style. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say this library is my favorite.

6) Mochikit - A kick-ass lightweight JavaScript library that will help you get shit done fast.

7) Dynamic Drive CSS Library - Here you’ll find original, practical CSS codes and examples such as CSS menus to give your site a visual boast.

8) PEAR - A framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components. PEAR provides the above mentioned PHP components in the form of so called “Packages”.

9) DHTML Goodies - A good sized library of DHTML and AJAX scripts.

adapted from: http://www.cameronolthuis.com/2006/06/top-10-web-developer-libraries/

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  • AFLAX
    AFLAX combines JavaScript and Flash to allow you to build AJAX applications with the rich set of vector-drawing tools.
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  • AHAH (Asychronous HTML and HTTP)
    The purpose of AHAH is to simplify AJAX development. Advantages:
    - The lack of custom XML schemas dramatically reduces design time
    - AHAH can trivially reuse existing HTML pages, avoiding the need for a custom web service
    - All data transport is done via browser-friendly HTML, easing debugging and testing
    - The HTML is designed to be directly embedded in the page's DOM, eliminating the need for parsing
    - As HTML, designers can format it using CSS, rather than programmers having to do XSLT transforms
    - Processing is all done on the server, so the client-side programming is essentially nil (moving opaque bits)
  • AJAX Toolbox
    AJAX Toolbox simplifies the XMLHttpRequest and provides a wrapper for the onreadystate handler and status codes. It also provides request monitoring with accurate "busy" indicators.
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  • AjaxAC
    AjaxAC is PHP-based library for AJAX applications - which can be anything from a small part of form to the entire AJAX-powered website.
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  • Ajaxcaller
    AjaxCaller is a thin XMLHttpRequest wrapper. Its focus is on ease-of-use and full HTTP method support.
  • ASP.net AJAX
    A framework for building a more efficient, more interactive and personalized web applications compatible with all popular browsers.
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  • Cross-Browser X library
    The X library is not a framework, but a collection of JavaScript and DHTML code snippets.
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  • DHTML Goodies.com
    Here you will find a whole bunch of DHTML and AJAX widgets and other scripts.
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  • DHTML Popup Library
    This library gives you only tooltips/popups. Great for its purpose, it also features the best calendar control I've seen.
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  • dojo - the Javascript toolkit
    Open Source Javascript toolkit with charting, vector drawing and widgets. Ajax, events, packaging, CSS-based querying, animations, JSON, language utilities, and a lot more. All at 26K
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  • dp.SyntaxHighlighter
    Neat library for source code syntax highlighting.
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  • Dynamic Drive
    Dynamic Drive is the repository of well-organized scripts.
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  • Free JavaScripts and HTML code
    C Point's (our own!) selection of ready-to-use cross-browser scripts by category. Highlights: animation, JavaScript calculators, JavaScript games and more.
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    Each scripts includes the demo.
  • JavaScript Libraries by HowToCreate.co.uk
    The repository of useful JavaScript widgets and other scripts. Small selection, but of good quality and well-organized.
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  • Javascript Toolbox
    JavaScript Toolbox is the collection of libraries: data validation, DHTML tree control, table sorting, and more.
  • MochiKit
    MochiKit is a neat common-purpose JavaScript library. As the main benefit the authors claim that it "makes JavaScript suck less". Nevertheless, the library is worth looking at.
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  • Moo.FX
    Moo.FX es an extension of MooTools giving you the cross-browser JavaScript effects library.
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  • MooTools
    MooTools is the compact cross-browser JavaScript framework. It makes it possible to extend HTML elements with your own extensions.
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  • Nifty Corners: rounded corners without images
    This library gives you JavaScript-based solution to providing rounded corners to your images and div-s. Nifty!
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    Several examples are provided on the home page. 
  • PengoWorks qForms JavaScript API
    This library makes working with forms a breeze. Fast, well-documented and with plenty of examples.
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  • Plex
    Plex is the modular AJAX framework. It is well-written and documented, albeit slow to load.
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  • PlotKit
    PlotKit is an extension of the MochiKit, which gives you charting and graph plotting.
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  • Prototype
    Prototype is the class-driven JavaScript and AJAX framework. Ruby on Rails and Script.aculo.us have been built on Prototype.
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  • qooxdoo
    qooxdoo is a first-class JavaScript GUI framework. It gives you the fast way to add form-processing, tooltips, menu and toolbar, tabs, tree and list controls, date picker, and window management.
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  • Rico
    Rico simplifies Ajax through an easy way to register its request handlers. Also featuring: drag and drop and the cinematic effects library with smooth sliding and scaling.
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  • Ruby on Rails
    Use Ruby database a web server, and you are all-set to go live. Ruby on Rails is the best open-source platform for designing database-driven web applications.
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  • script.aculo.us
    This library features some really nice special effects, as well as the animation framework, drag and drop, AJAX controls, autocompleter and DOM utilities.
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  • Smooth SlideShow Library
    JonDesign's Smooth SlideShow Library allows you to create cross-fading smooth-running slideshows.
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  • Spry Framework for AJAX
    The Spry Framework for AJAX is still in pre-release but offer some real gems: an XML-based photo gallery, XML-based data table, RSS reader, form validation and special effects.
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  • Tabtastic
    Tabtastic is a small and simple library that allows you to implementation tabs on your web pages. It supports multiple and nested tab sets.
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  • Taconite
    Taconite focuses on potentially large and tedious tasks of dynamically updating web pages and simplifies them as much as possible.
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  • UIZE JavaScript API
    UIZE is a set of JavaScript widgets for designing user interfaces: button, sorted table, tree, palette, slide show, slider, marquee, color picker, and more.
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    You can navigate to a large number of examples from the home page. Make sure you see the ThumbZoom example - very cool!
  • Walter Zorn
    Here you will find JavaScript libraries for vector drawing, drag-and-drop, tooltips, and image rotating.
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  • WMS Javascript Library
    Use this library in combination with the Web Map Server (WMS) to obtain the static image of the requested map.
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  • WMS Javascript Library
    Use this library in combination with the Web Map Server (WMS) to obtain the static image of the requested map.
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  • X is a massive JavaScript library with many functions.
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  • Zapatec AJAX Suite
    Zapatec Suite is a modular, professionally designed set of components for AJAX development, including: windows, grid, drag and drop, effects, transport, tree, menu, calendar, form, and more.
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  • Zimbra
    Zimbra is open source server and client software for messaging and collaboration. It features easy setup integration.
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Adapted from http://www.c-point.com/javascript_and_ajax_libraries.php