Article Discussing a jQuery Helper for Zend Framework
Yesterday I had some time to test Matthews Dojo View Helper and the Zend_Dojo_Form component. At a first glance the implementation looks great and can almost instantly generate you a very nice form with all the possible Dijit form extensions that Dojo has to offer.
Abstracting from the CDN problem, I implemented a simple jQuery View Helper (mostly copy paste and simple rewrites from Matthews Dojo component) and a HtmlElement Form Helper which constructs a Date-Picker from within the template. This is very easy to use and looks great. In the next days I will add further helpers for the jQuery plugins I use in my day to day work live and hope to present a demo. I might even opting for a jQuery proposal aiming at inclusion in the Zend Extras Library.
Update: I got a reply on the jQuery mailing list stating that a CDN is planned for the jQuery UI library. Sadly this does not include plugins for which one might desperately need a View Helper except for maybe the Date Picker. I will post further comments on this issue in the near future.