Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and X

Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and X

By: Edmond Woychowsky (author)Paperback

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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 experience. Edmond Woychowsky begins with simple techniques involving only HTML and basic JavaScript. Then, 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 JavaScript to the XMLHttpRequest object. You'll also find multiple open source technologies and open 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. * 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* Discover the best Ajax Web resources, including Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

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About Author

EDMOND WOYCHOWSKY, a senior level consultant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, specializes in client-side JavaScript, Java, Oracle, open source, and Microsoft technologies. A well-known contributor to TechRepublic, he has developed applications for the financial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries. He began his professional career at Bell Laboratories.

Contents

About the Author xiii Preface xv Acknowledgments xxi Chapter 1 Types of Web Pages 1 Chapter 2 Introducing Ajax 19 Chapter 3 HTML/XHTML 41 Chapter 4 JavaScript 63 Chapter 5 Ajax Using HTML and JavaScript 89 Chapter 6 XML 135 Chapter 7 XMLHttpRequest 151 Chapter 8 Ajax Using XML and XMLHttpRequest 175 Chapter 9 XPath 225 Chapter 10 XSLT 243 Chapter 11 Ajax Using XSLT 269 Chapter 12 Better Living Through Code Reuse 285 Chapter 13 Traveling with Ruby on Rails 313 Chapter 14 Traveling Farther with Ruby 327 Chapter 15 The Essential Cross-Browser HTML DOM 341 Chapter 16 Other Items of Interest 351 Index 361

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/08/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780132764223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9780132764223
  • weight: 1202
  • ISBN10: 0132764229

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