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Is Ajax a new technology, or the same old stuff web developers have been using for years? Both, actually. This book demonstrates not only how tried-and-true web standards make Ajax possible, but how these older technologies allow you to give sites a decidedly modern Web 2.0 feel.

Ajax: The Definitive Guide explains how to use standards like JavaScript, XML, CSS, and XHTML, along with the XMLHttpRequest object, to build browser-based web applications that function like desktop programs. You get a complete background on what goes into today's web sites and applications, and learn to leverage these tools along with Ajax for advanced browser searching, web services, mashups, and more. You discover how to turn a web browser and web site into a true application, and why developing with Ajax is faster, easier and cheaper.

The book also explains:

  • How to connect server-side backend components to user interfaces in the browser
  • Loading and manipulating XML documents, and how to replace XML with JSON
  • Manipulating the Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Designing Ajax interfaces for usability, functionality, visualization, and accessibility
  • Site navigation layout, including issues with Ajax and the browser's back button
  • Adding life to tables & lists, navigation boxes and windows
  • Animation creation, interactive forms, and data validation
  • Search, web services and mash-ups
  • Applying Ajax to business communications, and creating Internet games without plug-ins
  • The advantages of modular coding, ways to optimize Ajax applications, and more
This book also provides references to XML and XSLT, popular JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries, and Toolkits, and various Web Service APIs. By offering web developers a much broader set of tools and options, Ajax gives developers a new way to create content on the Web, while throwing off the constraints of the past. Ajax: The Definitive Guide describes the contents of this unique toolbox in exhaustive detail, and explains how to get the most out of it.

Book News Annotation:

This book demonstrates not only how traditional web standards make Ajax possible, but also how these older technologies can give sites a modern Web 2.0 feel. It is intended for two very different groups of people: web developers, and project managers who need a general overview of how Ajax works. The different parts of the book reflect the needs of these different audiences. Part I, on Ajax fundamentals, is for project managers, and explains the basic technologies that form the core of Ajax and building Ajax applications. The rest of the book, for web developers, focuses on Ajax from a programming point of view, with sections on applying these technologies in an Ajax web application, integrating Ajax applications, and structuring them. Four appendices, each about 20 pages, provide background on XML and XSLT, the JavaScript Framework and Toolkit, the Web Service API Catalog, and Ajax risk references. Holdener is a web architect and developer. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Ajax builds on older technologies and techniques but reaches a tipping point where the results are new. This guide gives readers information on this new stage of Web development and reveals ways to apply Ajax solutions to classically difficult Web interface and structure issues.

About the Author

Anthony T. Holdener III currently builds Internet/Intranet applications utilizing the latest available technologies while striving for accessibility and cross-browser compatibility. He has worked with the web in one form or another since 1997 when he helped open an Internet cafe in Fairview Heights, Illinois. A graduate of St. Louis University with a degree in Computer Science, Anthony has worked as a web architect or developer for the past eight years for a number of Fortune 500 companies in the St. Louis area. He is also the author of Ajax: The Definitive Guide. He resides in the village of Shiloh, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and twin toddlers. When not on his computer, Anthony enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with his family.

Table of Contents

DedicationPrefaceAjax Fundamentals
  • Chapter 1: Reinventing the Web
  • Chapter 2: From Web Sites to Web Applications
  • Chapter 3: Servers, Databases, and the Web
  • Chapter 4: Foundations: Scripting XML and JSON
  • Chapter 5: Manipulating the DOM
  • Chapter 6: Designing Ajax Interfaces
Ajax Foundations
  • Chapter 7: Laying Out Site Navigation
  • Chapter 8: Fun with Tables and Lists
  • Chapter 9: Page Layout with Frames That Aren't
  • Chapter 10: Navigation Boxes and Windows
  • Chapter 11: Customizing the Client
  • Chapter 12: Errors: To Be (in Style) or Not to Be
  • Chapter 13: This Ain't Your Father's Animation
  • Chapter 14: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Form
  • Chapter 15: Data Validation: Client, Server, or Both
Ajax in Applications
  • Chapter 16: Search: The New Frontier
  • Chapter 17: Introducing Web Services
  • Chapter 18: Web Services: The APIs
  • Chapter 19: Mashups
  • Chapter 20: For Your Business Communication Needs
  • Chapter 21: Internet Games Without Plug-ins
Wrapping Up
  • Chapter 22: Modular Coding
  • Chapter 23: Optimizing Ajax Applications
References
  • The XML and XSLT You Need to Know
  • JavaScript Framework, Toolkit, and Library References
  • Web Service API Catalog
  • Ajax Risk References
Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596528386
Author:
Holdener
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Manufactured:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Holdener, Anthony T., III
Author:
Holdener, Anthony
Author:
Holdener, Anthony T.
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Web site development
Subject:
Ajax (Web site development technology)
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
Ajax;CSS;DHTML;Dynamic HTML;HTML;HTTP;JSON;JavaScript;XML;tables
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
982
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 2.1 in 3.04 lb

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