Being the curious mind, have you ever been bouncing around to different javascript frameworks searching for your happy medium? Well I have for the past few years, and I’m still no where near settling with just one. As of late I’ve been in a jQuery groove, but who knows what next week will bring, especially after this startling test by Mootools.

Mootools has previously been known for its silky smooth effects and great dom utilities, but they also have performance on their side as well. jQuery on the other had has to have the friendliest syntax ever with chaining and selectors, with just enough effects to make you hungry for more. I really have to say this makes me frustrated. Just as you get comfortable with a framework something as disturbing as this test comes about.

Well its not at all bad news. I am always looking for something better, but I’m not convinced that mootools is any better at this point. Sure speed is a plus, but whats a millisecond compared to usability? I do like jQuery’s documentation better, as well as the infinite plugins available. For the sake of quality and flexibility though, even if you are situated with one framework, it always pays off to have another framework under your belt. While I don’t foresee this test making many jQuery users abandon their beloved framework, but there will be some splitting time with Mootools…