Ajax Hacks

Ajax Hacks

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Ajax, the popular term for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is one of the most important combinations of technologies for web developers to know these days. With its rich grouping of technologies, Ajax developers can create interactive web applications with XML-based web services, using JavaScript in the browser to process the web server response. Taking complete advantage of Ajax, however, requires something more than your typical "how-to" book. What it calls for is "Ajax Hacks" from O'Reilly. This valuable guide provides direct, hands-on solutions that take the mystery out of Ajax's many capabilities. Each hack represents a clever way to accomplish a specific task, saving you countless hours of searching for the right answer. A smart collection of 100 insider tips and tricks, "Ajax Hacks" covers all of the technology's finer points. Want to build next-generation web applications today? This book can show you how. Among the multitude of topics addressed, it shows you techniques for: using Ajax with Google Maps and Yahoo Maps; displaying Weather.com data; scraping stock quotes; fetching postal codes; and building web forms with auto-complete functionality. "Ajax Hacks" also features a number of advanced hacks for accelerated web developers. Discover how to create huge, maintainable bookmarklets, how to use client-side storage for Ajax applications, and how to call a built-in Java object from JavaScript using Ajax. The book even addresses best practices for testing Ajax applications and improving maintenance, performance, and reliability for JavaScript code. The latest in O"Reilly's celebrated "Hacks" series, "Ajax Hacks" smartly complements other O'Reilly titles such as "Head Rush Ajax and JavaScript: The Definitive Guide".

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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 30.5mm | 589.68g
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 0596101694
  • 9780596101695
  • 1,737,658

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"Dieses Buch eignet sich hervorragend als Nachschlagewerk und zum Schmökern für Zwischendurch. Für jede Zielgruppe finden sich gut nachvollziehbare Tipps für den Einsatz in eigenen Anwendungen." - Entwickler Magazin, Ajax Special, Oktober 2006 "AJAX Hacks ist eine Sammlung von Lösungen für unzählige Probleme des AJAX-Alltags. Unentbehrlich für alle, die professionell mit der neuen Technik zu tun haben." - Buchkatalog.de, August 2006

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About Bruce W. Perry

Bruce W. Perry is an independent software developer and writer, and the author of O'Reilly's Java Servlet & JSP Cookbook. Since 1996, he has developed web applications and databases for various nonprofits, design and marketing firms, as well as publishers. In his spare time, Perry is an active age-group triathlete and has cycled extensively in the Swiss Alps. He lives in the Newburyport, Massachusetts area with his wife Stacy LeBaron, daughter Rachel, and son Scott.

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