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AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
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  • Title AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
  • Author(s) Edmond Woychowsky
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (August 18, 2006), eBook (Pearson Education, Inc., 2007)
  • Paperback 432 pages
  • eBook PDF, 4.77 MB
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159059858X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590598580
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Book Description

This book demonstrates how to build browser-based applications that function like desktop programs, using sophisticated server-aware approaches that give users information when they need it. You'll explore what can be done with Ajax to enhance sites and give them a Web 2.0 feel, and how additional JavaScript enhancements can turn a web browser and web site into a true application.

Once finishing this book, You'll not only learn how to write "functional" code, but also master design patterns for writing rocksolid, high-performance Ajax applications. You'll also learn how to use frameworks such as Ruby on Rails to get the job done fast. More details, you will

  • Learn how Ajax works, how it evolved, and what it's good for
  • Understand the flow of processing in Ajax applications
  • Build Ajax applications with XML and the XMLHttpRequest object
  • Integrate back-end code, from PHP to C#
  • Use XSLT and XPath, including XPath Axis
  • Develop client-side Ajax libraries to support code reuse
  • Streamline development with Ruby on Rails and the Ruby programming language
  • Use the cross-browser HTML DOM to update parts of a page
  • Discover the best Ajax Web resources, including Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries
About the Authors
  • EDMOND WOYCHOWSKY, a senior level consultant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, specializes in client-side JavaScript, Java, Oracle, open source, and Microsoft technologies. A well-known contributor to TechRepublic, he has developed applications for the financial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries. He began his professional career at Bell Laboratories.
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