AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

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Book Description

The Easy, Example-Based Guide to Ajax for Every Web Developer

Using Ajax, you can build with the sophistication and usability of traditional desktop applications and you can do it using standards and open source . Now, for the first time, there's an easy, example-driven guide to Ajax for every Web and open source developer, regardless of experience.

Edmond Woychowsky begins with simple techniques involving only HTML and basic JavaScript. Then, one step at a time, he introduces techniques for building increasingly rich applications. Don't worry if you're not an expert on Ajax's underlying technologies; Woychowsky offers refreshers on them, from JavaScript to the XMLHttpRequest object. You'll also find multiple open source technologies and open standards throughout, ranging from Firefox to Ruby and MySQL.

You'll not only learn how to write "functional" , but also master 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.

  • 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 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 to update parts of a page
  • Discover the best Ajax Web resources, including Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Types of Web Pages
Chapter 2. Introducing Ajax
Chapter 3. HTML/XHTML
Chapter 4. JavaScript
Chapter 5. Ajax Using HTML and JavaScript
Chapter 6. XML
Chapter 7. XMLHttpRequest
Chapter 8. Ajax Using XML and XMLHttpRequest
Chapter 9. XPath
Chapter 10. XSLT
Chapter 11. Ajax Using XSLT
Chapter 12. Better Living Through Code Reuse
Chapter 13. Traveling with Ruby on Rails
Chapter 14. Traveling Farther with Ruby
Chapter 15. The Essential Cross-Browser HTML DOM
Chapter 16. Other Items of Interest

Book Details

  • Title: AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
  • Author:
  • Length: 432 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2006-08-18
  • ISBN-10: 0132272679
  • ISBN-13: 9780132272674