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* Provides examples of Ajax patterns and reviews working with external data
As one of the prime enablers of innovations such as wikis, blogs, and third-party APIs, Ajax is redefining the way Web applications are created. This book familiarizes you with the core technologies behind Ajax, and shows you how to start building Web sites using Ajax techniques. It explains concepts step-by-step, using proven examples, so that you can immediately begin applying the information.
You'll see how building Ajax-enabled sites and applications allows more interactive user interfaces than ever before. You'll learn about the differences in capabilities between client-side and server-side development techniques, as well as how Ajax crosses this boundary. You'll discover how Ajax techniques can be summed up by patterns (which are development models that you'll use repeatedly). With a mastery of these techniques, you'll be able to breathe new life into your Web sites and applications.
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Who this book is for
Using proven examples and explaining concepts step by step, this book shows you how building Ajax-enabled sites and applications allows more interactive user interfaces than ever before. You’ll learn about the differences in capabilities between client-side and server-side development techniques, as well as how Ajax crosses this boundary. You’ll also discover how Ajax techniques can be summed up by patterns (which are development models that you’ll use repeatedly). With a mastery of these techniques, you’ll be able to breathe new life into your Web sites.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introducing Ajax.
Chapter 3: Ajax and Server-Side Technologies.
Chapter 4: Ajax Techniques.
Chapter 5: Working with XML.
Chapter 6: Debugging and Error Handling.
Chapter 7: Web Services, APIs, and Mashups.
Chapter 8: XSLT and XPath.
Chapter 9: Patterns.
Chapter 10: Working with External Data.
Chapter 11: JSON.
Chapter 12: In-Depth Example: Sortable List.
Appendix A: Exercise Solutions.
Appendix B: Ajax Resources: Frameworks and Libraries.
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