AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and by Edmond Woychowsky

By Edmond Woychowsky

The effortless, Example-Based consultant to Ajax for Every internet Developer


Using Ajax, you could construct internet purposes with the sophistication and usefulness of conventional desktop

applications and you may do it utilizing criteria and open resource software program. Now, for the 1st time,

there's a simple, example-driven consultant to Ajax for each internet and open resource developer, regardless of



Edmond Woychowsky starts with uncomplicated recommendations related to in simple terms HTML and simple JavaScript. Then,

one step at a time, he introduces recommendations for construction more and more wealthy functions. don't be concerned if

you're now not knowledgeable on Ajax's underlying applied sciences; Woychowsky bargains refreshers on them, from

JavaScript to the XMLHttpRequest item. you will additionally locate a number of open resource applied sciences and open

standards all through, starting from Firefox to Ruby and MySQL.


You'll not just write "functional" code, but additionally grasp layout styles for writing rocksolid,

high-performance Ajax functions. you will additionally how you can use frameworks similar to Ruby on

Rails to get the activity performed fast.


  • Learn how Ajax works, the way it developed, and what it is strong for
  • Understand the movement of processing in Ajax applications
  • Build Ajax functions with XML and the XMLHttpRequest object
  • Integrate back-end code, from Hypertext Preprocessor to C#
  • Use XSLT and XPath, together with XPath Axis
  • Develop client-side Ajax libraries to aid code reuse
  • Streamline improvement with Ruby on Rails and the Ruby programming language
  • Use the cross-browser HTML DOM to replace components of a page
  • Discover the simplest Ajax internet assets, together with Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

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