Guides, notes, overviews, documentation for the Prototype library. Pathfinder compiles a list of useful resources for this library.
Ryan Campbell shows how to get the Prototype library up and running, and introduces and documents Protoype's $() function. Form helper functions, getElementsByClassName functions, Element helper functions, Ajax support, timer functions are all covered.
Michael Mahemoff runs into a problem with Protypes $$ function when looking for class names. Its taking over 90 seconds when more than 100 matches are returned. The advice is: Avoid $$(".classname") on large DOMs.
An explanation of scope in terms of an execution context and scope chain. Also describes how we can alter the this reference using apply and call.
An overview of object literals and object oriented programming, referencing attributes and functions, prototype objects, creating singletons.
LowPro is a scripting extension to Prototype written by Dan Webb to make unobtrusive DOM Scripting much easier. Included are an onReady event, adding behaviour using CSS selectors, fixing the this reference to always refer to the element within events, and a mechanism for triggering events.