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Professional Ajax (Programmer to Programmer)by Nicholas C Zakas
Synopses & Reviews
With Professional Ajax, 2nd Edition, as your guide, you'll discover how to break free of the "click and wait" standard and defy all the traditional rules of what can happen on the web. This book arms you with a developer-level understanding of Ajax techniques, patterns, and use cases so that you can create an unprecedented user experience in your web applications.
Thoroughly updated throughout, this expanded 2nd edition adds almost 200 pages of new coverage on recently developed Ajax techniques, clearly showing you how to execute client-server communication on your site. It takes you through request brokers such as hidden frames, dynamic iframes, and XHR, explaining when to use each method. You'll also find out how to effectively implement a request management framework as well as how to utilize the latest debugging techniques. All of this will help you create your own full-fledged Ajax web applications to make your site more dynamic.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
* Reviews the different Ajax techniques and patterns for executing client-server communication on a Web site and in Web applications
Once a basic understanding of the various request types is discussed, the book moves on to provide in-depth examples of how and when to use Ajax in a web site or web application. Different data transmission formats, including plain text, HTML, XML, and JSON are discussed for their advantages and disadvantages. Also included is a discussion on web services and how they may be used to perform Ajax techniques. Next, more complex topics are covered. A chapter introducing a request management framework explores how to manage all of the requests inside of an Ajax application. Ajax debugging techniques are also discussed.
Professional Ajax 2nd edition adds nearly 200 pages of new and expanded coverage compared to the first edition.
About the Author
Joe Fawcett started programming in the 1970s and briefly worked in IT upon leaving full-time education. He then pursued a more checkered career before returning to software development in 1994. In 2003 he was awarded the title of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in XML for community contributions and technical expertise. He currently works in London as a developer for FTC Kaplan, a leading international provider of accountancy and business training, where he specializes in systems integration.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Ajax?
Chapter 2: Ajax Basics.
Chapter 3: Ajax Patterns.
Chapter 4: Ajax Libraries.
Chapter 5: Request Management.
Chapter 6: XML, XPath, and XSLT.
Chapter 7: Syndication with RSS and Atom.
Chapter 8: JSON.
Chapter 9: Comet.
Chapter 10: Maps and Mashups.
Chapter 11: Ajax Debugging Tools.
Chapter 12: Web Site Widgets.
Chapter 13: Ajax Frameworks.
Chapter 14: ASP.NET AJAX Extensions (Atlas).
Chapter 15: Case Study: FooReader.NET.
Chapter 16: Case Study: AjaxMail.
Appendix A: Licenses for Libraries and Frameworks.
GNU General Public License.
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