Beginning Ajax
By Chris Ullman, Lucinda Dykes
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: June 2007
Pages: 498

As one of the prime enablers of innovations such as wikis, blogs,and third-party APIs, Ajax is redefining the way Web applicationsare created. This book familiarizes you with the core technologiesbehind Ajax, and shows you how to start building Web sites usingAjax techniques. It explains concepts step-by-step, using provenexamples, so that you can immediately begin applying theinformation.

You'll see how building Ajax-enabled sites and applicationsallows more interactive user interfaces than ever before. You'lllearn about the differences in capabilities between client-side andserver-side development techniques, as well as how Ajax crossesthis boundary. You'll discover how Ajax techniques can be summed upby patterns (which are development models that you'll userepeatedly). With a mastery of these techniques, you'll be able tobreathe new life into your Web sites and applications.

What you will learn from this book

  • Ajax pros and cons so you know the best way to use it
  • The fundamental JavaScript and DOM techniques underlyingAjax

  • Methods for using the XMLHttpRequest object (the primary Ajaxenabler) to call ASP.NET, PHP, and Java applications

  • How to store and transmit XML data that many Ajax applicationsuse

  • How to debug JavaScript in your Ajax applications manually andhow to write error handlers

  • Ways to combine applications through Web services or APIs tocreate mashups

Who this book is for

This book is for Web developers who want to start building sitesusing Ajax techniques and are familiar with (X)HTML, JavaScript,and basic CSS.The reader will also need to be familiar with eitherPHP or ASP.NET for the server-side examples, although an extensiveknowledge of either is not expected.

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