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Is Ajax a new combination of technologies, or the same old stuff web developers have been using for years? Both, actually. Ajax builds on older technologies and techniques but reaches a tipping point where the results are new. Ajax: The Definitive Guide gives you a leg up on this new stage of web development, revealing ways to apply Ajax solutions to classically difficult web interface and structure issues. This book is still in progress, but you can still get the scoop on Ajax through our Rough Cuts version, which gives you online or PDF access to this guide as it evolves. Ajax: The Definitive Guide demonstrates how to build browser-based applications that function like desktop programs, using sophisticated server-aware approaches that give users information when they need it. You'll explore how web standards -- like XML, CSS, DOM, and XHTML -- not only make Ajax possible, but why developing with them is faster, easier and cheaper.
The book also explains:Server-side backend components and how to connect them to user interfaces in the browser
Web application frameworks such as Struts, Django, Ruby on Rails, and Zend
Manipulating the Document Object Model (DOM)
Designing Ajax interfaces for usability, functionality, visualization, and accessibility
Site navigation layout, including issues with Ajax and the browser's back button
Adding life to tables & lists, navigation boxes and windows
Animation creation, interactive forms, and data validation
The new frontiers of Search, Web Services and Mash-Ups
Applying Ajax to business communications, and creating Internet games without plug-ins
About The Author
Anthony T. Holdener, III currently builds Internet/Intranet applications utilizing the latest available technologies while striving for accessibility and cross-browser compatibility. He has worked with the web in one form or another since 1997 when he helped open an Internet cafe in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Following graduation from St. Louis University with a degree in Computer Science, Anthony has worked as a web architect or developer for the past eight years for a number of Fortune 500 companies in the St. Louis area. Anthony resides in the village of Shiloh, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and twin toddlers. When not on his computer, Anthony enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with his family.