DOMAssistant lives – version 2.6 released with overall fastest CSS selector performance and plugins
Almost a month ago, I wrote a hesitant post about DOMAssistant in DOMAssistant – Why bother?, so it’s about time to talk about that again.
At the time, I was feeling generally low and a bit insecure about what I wanted to achieve, and what my priorities were. The response to that post was overwhelming, both in the comments and the people who contacted me through e-mail and instant messaging.
The last month, I’ve put a lot of work into it, hence the sparse blogging and mangy parrot state. But the result, I think, is very very good!
And don’t worry, I wouldn’t code something in my free time unless I was completely motivated to do so. Coding things you don’t want to, but have to, is referred to as “work”, and is a completely different story. 🙂
Releasing DOMAssistant 2.6
I’ve just released DOMAssitant 2.6, and lots of things have changed, and the code is mostly refactored:
- It has a plugin model.
- It now resides in its own domain, domassistant.com.
- There’s a discussion group.
- It also has documentation available for download.
- A DOMAssistant Team has been formed.
There are a number of improvements and new goodies in the new 2.6 version, so please check out the release blog post in the DOMAssistant blog.
I would also like to express my gratitude and thanks to the DOMAssistant Team for helping me out and pushing me to make it even better. I’d like to also direct another thank you to Niklas LindstrÃ¶m for being there for me in the darkest hour of performance issues and mental despair.
Great work, Robert! I think you can be very proud of what you’ve accomplished (especially when viewing the Performance test).
The plugin-system also looks very nice.
Overall: kudos! Keep it up 🙂
By the way, who’s in your DOMAssistant team and do you have the need for more people?
Absolutely brilliant work. I may have to abandon jQuery.
Congrats Robert, for getting 2.6 out of the door as well as the blazing selectors speed.
WebKit took like.. 20ms to finish the test? My jaw dropped to the floor..
Congratulations Robert! This release is really exciting!
Excellent work Robert! Very impressive 🙂 I'll have to try this really soon.
Another impressive release. I might have to try and ween myself from my LowPro addiction, and take DOMAssistant for a real spin on a real project soon.
The speed tests certainly makes a very compelling case for DOMAssistant, with a lot less bagage than competing frameworks offer.
When evaluating tools for new projects, DOMAssistant should certainly be taken for a spin round the block, with some kicking on the tyres.
Congratulations Robert, excellent work.
I do think DOMAssistant definitely has a place in the somewhat over crowed JavsScript library market.
Awesome work Robert,
I like your coding style and the speed tests you showed are incredibly fast.
Don't let the low parts of life bring down your project, it has a bright future.
Your framework surely deserves a place between developer choices.
Holy moly! I am totally stunned at how fast it is…
Have to take a closer look at DOMAssistant.
Thanks and keep up the good work.
Thanks everyone, really! I'm quite happy with this release, and definitely feel that DOMAssistant has its place in the market.
Sorry, I only had it in the release post, but the About pag wasn't updated. This is the DOMAssistant Team.
I'm sure that there can be a place for you in there, but I need to think things over and evaluate how to move forward. Let's talk more over instant messaging. 🙂
Brilliant work, Mr Nyman. I shall be using it for a project in the very near future.
Your music taste is still crap, though …
Robert's music taste is terrible, but he has a great ass.
@Robert; sounds good 🙂
Take your time, I'll fire up MSN in the evenings and see if you're there.
Thanks a lot!
You just don't understand the music taste of the young, though… 😉
Dude, you know we agree on music! And, eh… Thanks? 🙂
Usually I'm not online in the evenings, but try to catch me during the day and we'll talk. 🙂
That's funny, usually I'm not online during the day, at work 😉
Well, anyhow, I'm sure we'll meet up eventually 🙂
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Hmm, crap. Now I might have to abandon Prototype. I just finished a big project with Prototype. I choose Prototype, because I thought it was lean and mean, but now when my project increases, Prototype is starting to get slow.
I cant believe how much faster DOMassistant is. DOMassitant is also the only one that doesn’t seem to care which browser it’s working for. I run tests with IE, FF, Chrome and Safari on a WinXP machine.
Browser Chrome 126.96.36.199, IE 7.0.5730.13, FF 3.05, Safari 3.1.2
DOMAssistant 2.7.4: 21, Â 24,Â 30, 4
jQuery 1.2.6: 43, Â 227,Â 120, 48
Prototype 188.8.131.52: 26, Â 1206,Â 194, 4
Mootools 1.2.1: 49, Â 318,Â 110, 44
ExtJS Core 2.2: 26, Â 116, 76, 8
Dojo 1.2: 52, Â 452,Â 88, 59
YUI 2.6.0: 186, Â 774,Â 272, 247
These are milliseconds. Tests are performed with http://www.domassistant.com/slickspeed/