Introduction to Prototype
The Prototype API enables developers to more easily define classes, manage inheritance and adds custom methods to several tools in order to ease some of the shortcomings of their interfaces for tools like JSON, AJAX and, the DOM.
The DOM (Document Object Model) is a programming interface designed to manipulate web documents and structure them. Prototype adds several new methods to the DOM in order to make it more convenient to use and even enables you to create your own methods to use with it.
Prototype can also be used for JSON (Java Script Object Notation) encoding and decoding in order to make data interchange across programs and even languages easier to follow and use.
The API also has tools in order to use advanced techniques like event delegation with fewer struggles to create event driven code for web applications that use listeners a lot.Back to top