Publisher: Prentice Hall | ISBN: 0132272679 | 08 August 2006 | Pages: 432 | 4 Mb | PDF
Using Ajax, you can build Web applications with the sophistication and usability of traditional desktop applications and you can do it using standards and open source software. Now, for the first time, there's an easy, example-driven guide to Ajax for every Web and open source developer, regardless of experience.
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.
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