scene in the spring of 2005 and remains the hottest story among web
developers. With its rich combination of technologies, Ajax provides a
strong foundation for creating interactive web applications with XML or
the web server response.
Ajax Design Patterns shows you best
practices that can dramatically improve your web development projects.
It investigates how others have successfully dealt with conflicting
design principles in the past and then relays that information
directly to you.
The patterns outlined in the book fall into four
- Foundational technology: Examines the raw technologies
required for Ajax development
- Programming: Exposes techniques that developers have
discovered to ensure their Ajax applications are maintainable
- Functionality and usability: Describes the types of user
interfaces you'll come across in Ajax applications, as well as the new
types of functionality that Ajax makes possible
- Development: Explains the process being used to monitor,
debug, and test Ajax applications
Ajax Design Patterns will also get you up
to speed with core Ajax technologies, such as XMLHttpRequest, the DOM, and JSON.
Technical discussions are followed by code examples so you can see for
yourself just what is-and isn't-possible with Ajax. This handy
reference will help you to produce high-quality Ajax architectures,
streamline web application performance, and improve the user
Michael Mahemoff holds a PhD in Computer
Science and Software Engineering from the University of Melbourne, where his thesis
was "Design Reuse in Software Engineering and Human-Computer
Interaction." He lives in London and consults on software development
issues in banking, health care, and logistics.
"Michael Mahemoff's Ajax Design Patterns
is a truly comprehensive compendium of web
application design expertise, centred around but not limited to Ajax
techniques. Polished nuggets of design wisdom are supported
by tutorials and real-world code examples resulting in a book that
serves not only as an intermediate to expert handbook but also as an
extensive reference for building rich interactive web applications."
--Brent Ashley, remote scripting pioneer