AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and - download pdf or read online

By Edmond Woychowsky

ISBN-10: 0132272679

ISBN-13: 9780132272674

The effortless, Example-Based advisor to Ajax for Every internet Developer


Using Ajax, you could construct net functions with the sophistication and usefulness of conventional desktop

applications and you'll do it utilizing criteria and open resource software program. Now, for the 1st time,

there's a simple, example-driven consultant to Ajax for each net and open resource developer, regardless of



Edmond Woychowsky starts with easy thoughts related to in basic terms HTML and uncomplicated JavaScript. Then,

one step at a time, he introduces thoughts for construction more and more wealthy purposes. don't be concerned if

you're now not a professional on Ajax's underlying applied sciences; Woychowsky deals refreshers on them, from

JavaScript to the XMLHttpRequest item. you are going to additionally locate a number of open resource applied sciences and open

standards all through, starting from Firefox to Ruby and MySQL.


You'll not just the right way to write "functional" code, but additionally grasp layout styles for writing rocksolid,

high-performance Ajax purposes. you will additionally the right way to use frameworks resembling Ruby on

Rails to get the activity performed fast.


  • Learn how Ajax works, the way it advanced, and what it truly is sturdy for
  • Understand the circulate of processing in Ajax applications
  • Build Ajax functions with XML and the XMLHttpRequest object
  • Integrate back-end code, from personal home page to C#
  • Use XSLT and XPath, together with XPath Axis
  • Develop client-side Ajax libraries to aid code reuse
  • Streamline improvement with Ruby on Rails and the Ruby programming language
  • Use the cross-browser HTML DOM to replace components of a page
  • Discover the simplest Ajax internet assets, together with Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

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Here's how it worked: The user would enter multiple pages of information concerning the request. This information would be cached on the client side until the user reached the end of the chain of pages and clicked the final submit button. The caching was accomplished through the use of HTML frames; the first frame, as the user input frame, filled the entire browser's window. However, the second frame, the data frame, was the interesting one because it wasn't visible even though it was always there.

Thanks. Chapter 2. Introducing Ajax A little more than a year ago, an article by Jesse James Garrett was published describing an advanced web development technique that, even though individual components of it have existed for years, few web developers had ever stumbled across. I can guess the reason for this lack of knowledge; basically, in the last few years, the need to produce measurable results has gotten in the way of the need to practice our craft. Or, as a former manager of mine would say, it's "that mad scientist stuff," except, as I recall, he used another word in place of stuff.

1. XML In its simplest form, XML is nothing more than a text file containing a single well-formed XML document. Come to think of it, the same is pretty much true in its most complex form as well. Looking past all of the hype surrounding XML, it is easy to see that XML is merely the text representation of selfdescribing data in a tree data structure. " A tree data structure is built of nodes, with each node having only one node connected above it, called a parent node. The sole exception to this rule is the root node, which has no parent node.

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