Ajax Design Patterns

Ajax Design Patterns

By: Michael Mahemoff (author)Paperback

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Ajax, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, exploded onto the scene in the spring of 2005 and remains the hottest story among web developers. With its rich combination of technologies, Ajax provides a strong foundation for creating interactive web applications with XML or JSON-based web services by using JavaScript in the browser to process the web server response. "Ajax Design Patterns" shows you best practices that can dramatically improve your web development projects. It investigates how others have successfully dealt with conflicting design principles in the past and then relays that information directly to you. The patterns outlined in the book fall into four categories: Foundational technology - examines the raw technologies required for Ajax development; Programming - exposes techniques that developers have discovered to ensure their Ajax applications are maintainable; Functionality and usability - describes the types of user interfaces you'll come across in Ajax applications, as well as the new types of functionality that Ajax makes possible; Development - explains the process being used to monitor, debug, and test Ajax applications. "Ajax Design Patterns" will also get you up to speed with core Ajax technologies, such as XMLHttpRequest, the DOM, and JSON. Technical discussions are followed by code examples so you can see for yourself just what - is and isn't - possible with Ajax. This handy reference will help you to produce high-quality Ajax architectures, streamline web application performance, and improve the user experience.

About Author

Michael Mahemoff holds a PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Melbourne, where his thesis was "Design Reuse in Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction." He lives in London and consults on software development issues in banking, health care, and logistics.


Preface Part One. Introduction 1. Introducing Ajax Ajax and the Usable Web The Rise of Ajax Ajaxifying the Web: The Story of Portals Webifying the Desktop: The Story of Office Applications Characteristics of Ajax Applications The Ajax Technologies Anatomy of a Server Call Ajax Trends Conclusions 2. A Pattern-Led Tutorial Ajax Technologies in a Blink Ajaxifying a Web App: One Pattern at a Time Projects and Katas Conclusions 3. Ajax Design: Principles and Patterns Desirable Attributes of Ajax Applications Designing for Ajax Ajax Patterns Overview Anatomy of a Pattern Ajax Patterns Demos Conclusions Part Two. Foundational Technology Patterns 4. Ajax App Ajax App 5. Display Manipulation Display Morphing Page Rearrangement 6. Web Remoting Web Service XMLHttpRequest Call IFrame Call HTTP Streaming On-Demand JavaScript 7. Dynamic Behavior User Action Scheduling 8. Extended Technologies Richer Plugin Part Three. Programming Patterns 9. Web Services RESTful Service RPC Service Ajax Stub HTML Message Plain-Text Message XML Message JSON Message 10. Browser-Server Dialogue Call Tracking Periodic Refresh Submission Throttling Explicit Submission Distributed Events Cross-Domain Proxy 11. DOM Population XML Data Island Browser-Side XSLT Browser-Side Templating 12. Code Generation and Reuse Server-Side Code Generation Cross-Browser Component 13. Performance Optimization Browser-Side Cache Predictive Fetch Guesstimate Multi-Stage Download Fat Client Part Four. Functionality and Usability Patterns 14. Widgets Slider Progress Indicator Drilldown Data Grid Rich Text Editor Suggestion Live Search Live Command-Line Live Form 15. Page Architecture Drag-And-Drop Sprite Popup Malleable Content Microlink Portlet Status Area Update Control Virtual Workspace 16. Visual Effects One-Second Spotlight One-Second Mutation One-Second Motion Highlight 17. Functionality Lazy Registration Direct Login Host-Proof Hosting Timeout Heartbeat Unique URLs Part Five. Development Patterns 18. Diagnosis Logging Debugging DOM Inspection Traffic Sniffing 19. Testing Simulation Service Browser-Side Test Service Test System Test Part Six. Appendixes A. Ajax Frameworks and Libraries B. Setting Up the Code Examples C. Patterns and Pattern Languages D. References index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780596101800
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780596101800
  • ISBN10: 0596101805

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