|Original author(s)||Adobe Systems|
|Stable release||1.6.1 / April 25, 2008|
|Type||Web application framework|
The Spry framework broadly consists of
- Spry Effects - animation effects like blind, fade, grow, highlight, shake, slide and squish.
- Spry Widgets - framework for development of widgets, and included widgets such as the accordion.
Spry is currently in beta. The current version is 1.6.1. Spry prerelease 1.5 was released on May 17, 2007
On August 29, 2012, Adobe announced that they would discontinue investing in Spry, focusing on jQuery instead.
There is further speculation as to how Adobe will utilize the Spry codebase. Possible uses are:
- Ajax development within an IDE such as Eclipse (software).
- Ajax generation from server code using ColdFusion. Ruby on Rails offers similar functionality.
- Ajax application generation from Adobe Flex code. OpenLaszlo will offer similar functionality with their "Legals" release (version 4).
Spry competes with a number of other Ajax frameworks and toolkits:
- Atlas Framework from Microsoft
- Ext JS
- Dojo Toolkit
- Google Web Toolkit
- Prototype and Script.aculo.us
- YUI Library
- Darryl K. Taft (2006-05-11). "Adobe Adds Spry Framework for AJAX". eWeek. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
- Sarthak Singhal (2012-12-29). "Update on Adobe Spry framework availability". Adobe Systems. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
- Jim Dalrymple (2007-03-27). "Dreamweaver CS3 integrates Spry framework for Ajax". Macworld. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
- Dreamweaver product page - reasons to upgrade