The Easy, Example-Based Guide to Ajax for Every Web Developer
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
one step at a time, he introduces techniques for building increasingly rich applications. Don't worry if
you're not an expert on Ajax's underlying technologies; Woychowsky offers refreshers on them, from
standards throughout, ranging from Firefox to Ruby and MySQL.
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.
About the Author
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
EDMOND WOYCHOWSKY, a senior level consultant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, specializes in
to TechRepublic, he has developed applications for the financial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing
industries. He began his professional career at Bell Laboratories.