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By Edmond Woychowsky

The effortless, Example-Based advisor to Ajax for Every net Developer


Using Ajax, you could construct net purposes with the sophistication and value of conventional desktop

applications and you'll 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 easy strategies regarding in simple terms HTML and simple JavaScript. Then,

one step at a time, he introduces ideas for development more and more wealthy purposes. don't fret if

you're no longer knowledgeable on Ajax's underlying applied sciences; Woychowsky bargains refreshers on them, from

JavaScript to the XMLHttpRequest item. you are going to 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 tips on how to write "functional" code, but in addition grasp layout styles for writing rocksolid,

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

Rails to get the task performed fast.


  • Learn how Ajax works, the way it advanced, and what it really is solid for
  • Understand the stream 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 help 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 easiest Ajax internet assets, together with Ajax-capable JavaScript libraries

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Sorry, I have never liked the font tag since the time a little cosmetic change to a web page took 2 days, mostly because there were about 700 instances scattered throughout a page. Think 62 63 of the combination of technologies as a kind of synergy, like deuterium and a fission bomb or peanut butter and chocolate. 3. Summary In this, hopefully, refresher/reference chapter, some of the differences between the older HTML and the new and improved XHTML were covered. Special attention was paid to the fact that XHTML, unlike its cousin HTML, must be well formed and what exactly that means.

The problem with XML is that it has developed a reputation of being difficult; however, it doesn't have to be. Just keep in mind that, in those situations, code has a tendency to follow you around, like Igor. 1. XML In its simplest form, XML is nothing more than a text file containing a single well-formed XML document. Come to think of it, the same is pretty much true in its most complex form as well. Looking past all of the hype surrounding XML, it is easy to see that XML is merely the text representation of selfdescribing data in a tree data structure.

2. String JavaScript strings are UTF-16 strings or 16-bit Unicode Transformation Formats: character encoding. What it comes down to is that each character in a string is represented in 2 bytes, which means that the potential for display of non-English characters exists. This might not seem like a big deal, but it very well could be when the boss walks into your office and asks about internationalization. Ooh, scary. Seriously, though, quite a number of things can be done in JavaScript along the lines of string manipulation.

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