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Understanding AJAX

Understanding AJAX : Using JavaScript to Create Rich Internet Applications

AJAX: fast mastery for experienced Web developers!

Already an experienced Web developer? Apply your skills in today’s fastest-growing area of Web development: AJAX!

Building on what you already know, this fast-paced guide will show you exactly how to create tomorrow’s richest, most usable Internet applications. Joshua Eichorn teaches through sophisticated code examples, including extensive back-end sample code based on PHP, the world’s #1 server-side language.

You won’t just learn how to code AJAX applications: Eichorn covers the entire development lifecycle, from use cases and design through debugging. He also presents detailed application case studies, including a start-to-finish update of a non-AJAX application that addresses everything from feature improvements to changing usage patterns.

  • How AJAX changes the conventional Web development cycle
  • Problems created by the AJAX paradigm — and how to avoid them
  • Adding AJAX to existing Web applications: key considerations
  • Using core AJAX technologies, including the XMLHttpRequest object
  • Consuming data returned to an AJAX application
  • Building more usable AJAX applications: guidelines and downloadable resources
  • Use cases: solving real-world problems in the AJAX environment
  • Libraries and toolkits for simplifying AJAX development
  • A complete guide to AJAX debugging

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2 thoughts on “Understanding AJAX

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  2. Sean Dempsey

    Good AJAX website ….very informative! Great reference material here

    Oh, and If you’re interested… I have created a free PHP API for accessing a mysql database table and then performing the CRUD operations on it via AJAX.

    Try it out here and let me know what you think: http://www.ajaxcrud.com

    I feel it is very helpful for PHP developers–and very relavent to this article.

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