I remember when Spry appeared in Adobe Dreamweaver. It was an exciting feature that we all loved. Spry made it so much easier for us to work with dynamic content as well as creating navigation menus.
I still use example of creating a drop-down menu using Spry Menu Bar on my Adobe Dreamweaver courses.
So, many of us feel bad that Adobe made decisions not to work on Spry development any more. As the Web evolves, new technologies emerge. JQuery became very popular recently and it became a standard on the Web as we see it.
In the words of the guys from Adobe:
As we can continue to focus our efforts in furthering the web, we have decided to no longer invest in the development of Spry. We do however recognize that for some designers it continues to provide value. As such, we are making the Spry framework, along with supporting documentation and example code, available on GitHub under an MIT license so that designers will continue to have access to the framework and can customize/extend it as required.
It looks like it is time to start learning JQuery… Spry just made things easier to learn.