Spry: Adobe Spry is an Ajax framework that integrates with Adobe Dreamweaver.
Ajax is the prime technology driving Web 2.0 usability and interactivity. It works to load all relevent web page data without displaying until requested byt the user. The standard configuration only loads one element at a time or loads upon user request. Ajax technology allows for a more smooth and interactive experience.
There are 4 main Spry tools:
- Spry data
- Spry Widgets
- Spry Layout widgets
- Spry Effects or Behaviors
There is also a Microsoft framework ASP.Net Ajax http://www.asp.net/ajax/
The tools for this are on Visual Studio for the ASP.Net 3.5 framework.