Ajax in Practice
Dave Crane, Jord Sonneveld and Bear Bibeault
with Ted Goddard, Chris Gray, Ram Venkataraman and Joe Walker
  • June 2007
  • ISBN 9781932394993
  • 536 pages

A 'second-generation' book that distills experience-based practices. Confident and balanced!

Ernest J. Friedman-Hill, Sandia National Laboratory, author of "Jess in Action"

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.

About the book

After a brief overview of Ajax, this book takes the reader through dozens of working examples, presented in an easy-to-use cookbook format. Readers will learn how to implement drag-and-drop interfaces and discover how to create effective navigation strategies for their applications. Unlike a traditional cookbook, 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 the book, the examples chosen are interesting, entertaining, and practical.

What's inside

  • Go beyond what Ajax is and learn how to put Ajax to work.
  • Master numerous techniques for user interface design and site navigation.
  • Work hands-on with professional-grade reusable Ajax code designed to solve real problems.

About the authors

Ajax in Practice boasts a team of authors including Dave Crane, leading Ajax authority and best-selling author of Manning's Ajax in Action, Bear Bibeault of JavaRanch, Jord Sonneveld of Google, Chris Gray of ClearNova, Ram Venkataraman of JBoss, Joe Walker, creator of DWR and Ted Goddard of IceFaces. Collectively, this group has thousands of hours putting Ajax to work in real-world products and solutions.

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Any Ajax coder will benefit. [This book] will be useful for years to come.

Curt Christianson, Microsof MVP