Item description for Ajax in Action by Dave Crane...
Val's Blog "A tremendously useful field guide specifically written for developers down in the trenches...waiting for the killer solution..."
Ajax in Action helps you implement that thinking--it explains how to distribute the application between the client and the server (hint: use a "nested MVC" design) while retaining the integrity of the system. You will learn how to ensure your app is flexible and maintainable, and how good, structured design can help avoid problems like browser incompatibilities. Along the way it helps you unlearn many old coding habits. Above all, it opens your mind to the many advantages gained by placing much of the processing in the browser. If you are a web developer who has prior experience with web technologies, this book is for you.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 7.4" Height: 1.5" Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Manning Publications
ISBN 1932394613 ISBN13 9781932394610
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Crane
Dave Crane has more than 10 years of experiencein information technology, using Java, PHP, Python, UNIX, etc. in the fields of digital television, banking, and sustainable development. He is also a best-selling author of several Ajax books in the industry.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ajax in Action?
Extremely Comprehensive for Beginner Through Intermediate Aug 22, 2008
The biggest drawback is security coverage. Security issues in the AJAX world have really unfolded since this book was first published. This title does dedicate about 30 pages (chapter 7) to security. The author touches on the basics, like securely parsing XMLHttpRequest response data. However, I would highly recommend Ajax Security for a more in-depth study. "AJAX Security" is almost the size of this book, but entirely dedicated to security and about 2 years newer.
The book concludes with five big example applications. The fourth example implements a live search. It employs XSLT for XML parsing and presentation, which really piqued my interest. For me, the live search example is the highlight of the book.
Good intro to Ajax principles and architecture Apr 6, 2008
Reading Ajax in Action is not going to make you an expert. But this (or something like Head Rush Ajax) is a very good introduction.
I agree, incorrectly named Mar 12, 2008
I've bought the portuguese version of this book (AJAX em Ação), and I agree that it was incorrectly named.
I have a good experience with AJAX, and I was looking for an "AJAX bible", with hacks and something like this... but, like other people here, I am disappointed. The book is excellent as a guide for project patterns that can be applied not just to AJAX, but to any web project. But the title, "AJAX in Action", suggest another type of content.
Very useful for Web developers Feb 5, 2008
Well written, but unfortunately way out of date Dec 12, 2007