Spry Framework
Original author(s)Adobe Systems
Final release
1.6.1 / April 25, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-04-25)
Written inJavaScript
TypeWeb application framework

The Spry Framework is an open source Ajax framework developed by Adobe Systems which is used in the construction of Rich Internet applications.[1] Unlike other pure JavaScript frameworks such as the Dojo Toolkit and Prototype, Spry is geared towards web designers, not web developers. On August 29, 2012, Adobe announced that it would no longer continue development of Spry and handed it over to the community on GitHub.[2]


The Spry framework broadly consists of


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.[2]


The Spry framework is directly integrated into Adobe Systems's Dreamweaver CS3.[3][4]

There is further speculation as to how Adobe will utilize the Spry codebase. Possible uses are:


Spry competes with a number of other Ajax frameworks and toolkits:

See also


  1. ^ Darryl K. Taft (2006-05-11). "Adobe Adds Spry Framework for AJAX". eWeek. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  2. ^ a b Sarthak Singhal (2012-12-29). "Update on Adobe Spry framework availability". Adobe Systems. Archived from the original on 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  3. ^ Jim Dalrymple (2007-03-27). "Dreamweaver CS3 integrates Spry framework for Ajax". Macworld. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  4. ^ Dreamweaver product page - reasons to upgrade