Sams Teach Yourself Ajax in 10 Minutes
is a concise introduction to the basics of building Ajax applications and the architecture and operation of these applications. You will learn the techniques employed in using Ajax, introducing Ajax and explaining how it may be used to solve realistic user interface problems. You will be able to immediately begin building web applications, and will have platform from which to explore more advanced aspects of Ajax.
Ajax is stirring up high levels of interest in the Internet development community. Ajax allows developers to provide visitors to their websites slick, intuitive user interfaces somewhat like those of desktop applications instead of using the traditional page-based web paradigm.
Phil Ballard graduated in 1980 with an honors degree in electronics from the University of Leeds, England. Following an early career as a research scientist with a major multinational, Phil spent a few years in commercial and managerial roles within the high technology sector, later working full time as a software engineering consultant.