Want to make your Ajax apps more dynamic? This Short Cut shows you how. It covers:
Using the Apache 2.2.x framework to build MVC applications incorporating design patterns
Building custom Apache modules that handle Ajax requests using JSON
Solving the page refresh problem in Ajax apps by tracking persistent sessions and using that information to reset the user interface when appropriate
We walk you through, in detail and with complete code listings, how to develop the necessary Apache 2.2.x modules. And we conclude with a comprehensive set of appendixes that cover the entire Apache development framework. If you're looking to make Ajax web apps that scale and provide a better experience for your users, this Short Cut has all the Apache framework smarts to help you get there.
An accomplished software engineer, Tracy Steven Brown owns and manages a small software engineering and consulting company located in Tucson, Arizona (Arizona ITLabs, LLC). With customers ranging from small San Francisco internet startups to large international mining corporations, Tracy brings his engineering knowledge and Apache skills to life when developing solutions for his clients. Tracy was trained at IBM, Technology Group Systems Storage Division, helping to build large SCSI tape and disk-based storage solutions. He is currently developing an Apache-based Learning Management System (LMS) in partnership with Performance Associates International. You can contact Tracy by email at email@example.com.
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Comments about O'Reilly Media Dynamic Apache with Ajax and JSON:
Wretched. Simply wretched. The code sample requires much editing of obvious errors before it will compile. Then during debugging I found I was still fixing every second line (of hundreds) to get the test to run.
This "shortcut" seems to just be a test chapter to see if a full-size book could be written on the subject. Lots of vital connecting information left out, presumably to be added in the second draft. Put it out of it's misery.