Item description for Ajax in Practice by Dave Crane, Bear Bibeault, Jord Sonneveld, Ted Goddard & Chris Gray...
Ajax in Practice provides example-rich coverage of Ajax packed with ready-to-use code and practical recipes for common and not-so-common tasks. Ajax developers now face the move from Ajax-as-theory to Ajax-in-practice. Ajax in Practice guides web developers through the transition from learning about Ajax to successfully applying Ajax-driven techniques in real-world development scenarios.
Ajax gives web developers the potential to create rich user-centered internet applications. But Ajax also adds a new level of complexity and sophistication to those applications. Ajax in Practice tackles Ajax head-on, providing countless hands-on techniques and tons of reusable code to address the specific issues developers face when building Ajax-driven solutions.
After a brief overview of Ajax, this book takes the reader through dozens of working examples, all presented in an easy-to-use cookbook format. Readers will learn how to implement drag-and-drop interfaces and will discover how to create effective nagigation strategies for their applications. Unlike a traditional cookbook, though, Ajax in Practice provides a thorough discussion of each technique presented and shows how the individual components can be connected to create powerful solutions. A fun "mash-up" chapter concludes the book. Throughout Ajax in Practice, the examples chosen are interesting, entertaining, and practical.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.98 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2007
Publisher Manning Publications
ISBN 1932394990 ISBN13 9781932394993
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Crane, Bear Bibeault, Jord Sonneveld, Ted Goddard & Chris Gray
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 Practice?
Practical Ajax Knowledge Aug 18, 2008
The second part presents the various practices that could be used in client-side programming and are related to Ajax, either directly or indirectly: events, data entry and validation, navigation, drag-and-drop, usability, state management. Each topic is clearly explained in a dedicated chapter. A chapter is also dedicated to integrating outside API like Yahoo! or Google maps. Finally, a last chapter is dedicated to a sample mash-up application.
Buggy code Mar 15, 2008
The code for the very first example in the book (listing 1.1) is wrong, and the forum at the book's website seems to be abandoned (someone pointed out the problem nine months ago, but was never answered). There seem to be other problems with the code as well.
Practical recipes for improving your Ajax programs Nov 17, 2007
Ajax is Practice is kind-of the follow-up book on Ajax in Action. Ajax in Action provided the basic fundamental things to know about Ajax. Ajax in Practice goes beyond that and gives you very concrete code snippets and explanation on how to "do things". It's concrete, practical and well-written.
The second part is the main content of the book. Every chapter contains a practical topic which you can use within your ajax application. The topics go from handling events, navigation, undo-ing to drag and drop. Chapter 12 introduces available services and then chapter 13 combines earlier things together and build a quite nice travel reporting program (something we always wanted to have...)
I thoroughly enjoyed ajax in practice. It was very concrete and useful. The knowledge in the chapters can immediately be put in practice. If you're involved with Ajax development, or even just starting, then this book is certainly recommended.
Excellent Introduction to AJAX Nov 12, 2007
make this your second AJAX book Jun 24, 2007
I liked that the book has a common flow to it. Even though there are seven authors/contributors, the style is the same and it makes sense. I learned a lot about specific uses of Ajax along with examples/techniques of good Ajax code. This should definitely be the second Ajax book you read!