Ajax: The Definitive Guide

Interactive Applications for the Web
Author: Anthony T. Holdener III
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596554974
Category: Computers
Page: 982
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Is Ajax a new technology, or the same old stuff web developers have been using for years? Both, actually. This book demonstrates not only how tried-and-true web standards make Ajax possible, but how these older technologies allow you to give sites a decidedly modern Web 2.0 feel. Ajax: The Definitive Guide explains how to use standards like JavaScript, XML, CSS, and XHTML, along with the XMLHttpRequest object, to build browser-based web applications that function like desktop programs. You get a complete background on what goes into today's web sites and applications, and learn to leverage these tools along with Ajax for advanced browser searching, web services, mashups, and more. You discover how to turn a web browser and web site into a true application, and why developing with Ajax is faster, easier and cheaper. The book also explains: How to connect server-side backend components to user interfaces in the browser Loading and manipulating XML documents, and how to replace XML with JSON 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 Search, web services and mash-ups Applying Ajax to business communications, and creating Internet games without plug-ins The advantages of modular coding, ways to optimize Ajax applications, and more This book also provides references to XML and XSLT, popular JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries, and Toolkits, and various Web Service APIs. By offering web developers a much broader set of tools and options, Ajax gives developers a new way to create content on the Web, while throwing off the constraints of the past. Ajax: The Definitive Guide describes the contents of this unique toolbox in exhaustive detail, and explains how to get the most out of it.

Ajax for Web Application Developers


Author: Kris Hadlock
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0132714914
Category: Computers
Page: 448
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Reusable components and patterns for Ajax-driven applications Ajax is one of the latest and greatest ways to improve users’ online experience and create new and innovative web functionality. By allowing specific parts of a web page to be displayed without refreshing the entire page, Ajax significantly enhances the experience of web applications. It also lets web developers create intuitive and innovative interaction processes. Ajax for Web Application Developers provides the in-depth working knowledge of Ajax that web developers need to take their web applications to the next level. The book shows how to create an Ajax-driven web application from an object-oriented perspective, and it includes discussion of several useful Ajax design patterns. This detailed guide covers the creation of connections to a MySQL database with PHP 5 via a custom Ajax engine and shows how to gracefully format the response with CSS, JavaScript, and XHTML while keeping the data tightly secure. It also covers the use of four custom Ajax-enabled components in an application and how to create each of them from scratch. The final section of the book combines the individual code examples and techniques from earlier chapters of the book into one larger, Ajax-driven application—an internal web mail application that can be used in any user-based application, such as a community-based web application. Readers will learn not only how to create and use their own reusable Ajax components in this application but also how to connect their components to any future Ajax applications that they might build. Web Development/Ajax/JavaScript

Sams Teach Yourself Ajax, JavaScript, and PHP All in One


Author: Phil Ballard,Michael Moncur
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0768685443
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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In just a short time, you can learn how to use Ajax, JavaScript, and PHP to create interactive interfaces to your web applications by combining these powerful technologies. No previous Ajax programming experience is required. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson in this book builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Ajax programming with JavaScript, PHP, and related technologies from the ground up. Regardless of whether you run Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X, the enclosed CD includes a complete Ajax programming starter kit that gives you all the programming tools, reference information, JavaScript libraries, and server software you need to set up a stable environment for learning, testing, and production. Learn how to… Build better, more interactive interfaces for your web applications Make JavaScript, HTML, XML, and PHP work together to create Ajax effects Compile an Ajax application Create and consume web services with SOAP and REST Avoid common errors and troubleshoot programs Use popular Ajax libraries to speed up and improve common programming tasks On the CD XAMPP for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux—an easy-to-install package to set up a PHP- and MySQL-enabled Apache server on your computer The jEdit programming editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux Prototype, Scriptaculous, Rico, and XOAD—popular JavaScript libraries for creating Ajax applications and effects A complete Ajax, HTML, XML, and PHP tutorial reference library in searchable PDF format Source code for the examples in the book Phil Ballard is a software engineering consultant and developer specializing in website and intranet design and development for an international portfolio of clients. He has an honors degree from the University of Leeds, England, and has worked for several years in commercial and managerial roles in the high technology sector. Michael Moncur is a freelance webmaster and author. He runs a network of websites and has written several bestselling books about web development, networking, certification programs, and databases. Category: Web Development Covers: Ajax, JavaScript and PHP User Level: Beginning–Intermediate

Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX

Architecting Web Applications
Author: Dino Esposito
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0735626219
Category: Computers
Page: 326
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Provides information on planning, designing, and building Web applications with ASP.NET and AJAX.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

The Definitive Guide
Author: David Flanagan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554477
Category: Computers
Page: 1032
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This Fifth Edition is completely revised and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today's Web 2.0 applications. This book is both an example-driven programmer's guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters that explain everything you need to know to get the most out of JavaScript, including: Scripted HTTP and Ajax XML processing Client-side graphics using the canvas tag Namespaces in JavaScript--essential when writing complex programs Classes, closures, persistence, Flash, and JavaScript embedded in Java applications Part I explains the core JavaScript language in detail. If you are new to JavaScript, it will teach you the language. If you are already a JavaScript programmer, Part I will sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding of the language. Part II explains the scripting environment provided by web browsers, with a focus on DOM scripting with unobtrusive JavaScript. The broad and deep coverage of client-side JavaScript is illustrated with many sophisticated examples that demonstrate how to: Generate a table of contents for an HTML document Display DHTML animations Automate form validation Draw dynamic pie charts Make HTML elements draggable Define keyboard shortcuts for web applications Create Ajax-enabled tool tips Use XPath and XSLT on XML documents loaded with Ajax And much more Part III is a complete reference for core JavaScript. It documents every class, object, constructor, method, function, property, and constant defined by JavaScript 1.5 and ECMAScript Version 3. Part IV is a reference for client-side JavaScript, covering legacy web browser APIs, the standard Level 2 DOM API, and emerging standards such as the XMLHttpRequest object and the canvas tag. More than 300,000 JavaScript programmers around the world have madethis their indispensable reference book for building JavaScript applications. "A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed." -- Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript

jQuery Cookbook

Solutions & Examples for jQuery Developers
Author: Cody Lindley
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449383017
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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jQuery simplifies building rich, interactive web frontends. Getting started with this JavaScript library is easy, but it can take years to fully realize its breadth and depth; this cookbook shortens the learning curve considerably. With these recipes, you'll learn patterns and practices from 19 leading developers who use jQuery for everything from integrating simple components into websites and applications to developing complex, high-performance user interfaces. Ideal for newcomers and JavaScript veterans alike, jQuery Cookbook starts with the basics and then moves to practical use cases with tested solutions to common web development hurdles. You also get recipes on advanced topics, such as methods for applying jQuery to large projects. Solve problems involving events, effects, dimensions, forms, themes, and user interface elements Learn how to enhance your forms, and how to position and reposition elements on a page Make the most of jQuery's event management system, including custom events and custom event data Create UI elements-such as tabs, accordions, and modals-from scratch Optimize your code to eliminate bottlenecks and ensure peak performance Learn how to test your jQuery applications The book's contributors include: Cody Lindley James Padolsey Ralph Whitbeck Jonathan Sharp Michael Geary and Scott González Rebecca Murphey Remy Sharp Ariel Flesler Brian Cherne Jörn Zaefferer Mike Hostetler Nathan Smith Richard D. Worth Maggie Wachs, Scott Jehl, Todd Parker, and Patty Toland Rob Burns

JavaScript Cookbook

Programming the Web
Author: Shelley Powers
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491902450
Category: Computers
Page: 634
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Problem solving with JavaScript is a lot trickier now that its use has expanded considerably in size, scope, and complexity. This cookbook has your back, with recipes for common tasks across the JavaScript world, whether you’re working in the browser, the server, or a mobile environment. Each recipe includes reusable code and practical advice for tackling JavaScript objects, Node, Ajax, JSON, data persistence, graphical and media applications, complex frameworks, modular JavaScript, APIs, and many related technologies. Aimed at people who have some experience with JavaScript, the first part covers traditional uses of JavaScript, along with new ideas and improved functionality. The second part dives into the server, mobile development, and a plethora of leading-edge tools. You’ll save time—and learn more about JavaScript in the process. Topics include: Classic JavaScript: Arrays, functions, and the JavaScript Object Accessing the user interface Testing and accessibility Creating and using JavaScript libraries Client-server communication with Ajax Rich, interactive web effects JavaScript, All Blown Up: New ECMAScript standard objects Using Node on the server Modularizing and managing JavaScript Complex JavaScript frameworks Advanced client-server communications Visualizations and client-server graphics Mobile application development

Ajax Hacks

Tips & Tools for Creating Responsive Web Sites
Author: Bruce W. Perry
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596553593
Category: Computers
Page: 448
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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 80 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 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.

Head First Ajax


Author: Rebecca Riordan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596515782
Category: Computers
Page: 497
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Provides information on building interactive Web applications using Ajax.

Foundations of Ajax


Author: Nathaniel Schutta,Ryan Asleson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430200826
Category: Computers
Page: 296
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* Ajax is one of the hottest topics in the developer community right now! and this will be the first Ajax book that offers detailed explanation of how Ajax works and how to use it to best effect. Theory and practice covered immediately in one volume. * Ajax works across many platforms and different groups of developers – this book is designed to be suitable for all those developers across all those platforms, who are interested in the hot new topic of Ajax. * Demand for Ajax knowledge will be strong. Leading technology companies like Google, Yahoo, Adaptive Path, and Amazon are adopting Ajax techniques, and many other companies are doing the same in order to compete with Ajax. This book connect the developer community to the new Ajax functionality.

CSS Cookbook


Author: Christopher Schmitt
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554682
Category: Computers
Page: 544
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As the industry standard method for enriching the presentation of HTML-based web pages, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow you to give web pages more structure and a more sophisticated look. But first, you have to get past CSS theory and resolve real-world problems. For those all-too-common dilemmas that crop up with each project, CSS Cookbook provides hundreds of practical examples with CSS code recipes that you can use immediately to format your web pages. Arranged in a quick-lookup format for easy reference, the second edition has been updated to explain the unique behavior of the latest browsers: Microsoft's IE 7 and Mozilla's Firefox 1.5. Also, the book has been expanded to cover the interaction of CSS and images and now includes more recipes for beginning CSS users. The explanation that accompanies each recipe enables you to customize the formatting for your specific needs. With topics that range from basic web typography and page layout to techniques for formatting lists, forms, and tables, this book is a must-have companion, regardless of your experience with Cascading Style Sheets.

Web Development with jQuery


Author: Richard York
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118865995
Category: Computers
Page: 672
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Newly revised and updated resource on jQuery's many features and advantages Web Development with jQuery offers a major update to the popular Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery from 2009. More than half of the content is new or updated, and reflects recent innovations with regard to mobile applications, jQuery mobile, and the spectrum of associated plugins. Readers can expect thorough revisions with expanded coverage of events, CSS, AJAX, animation, and drag and drop. New chapters bring developers up to date on popular features like jQuery UI, navigation, tables, interactive capabilities, and audio and video. The book focuses on the new features of jQuery that improve performance and speed, providing huge advantages over traditional JavaScript. Offers new and revised content throughout the book, which focuses on the most recent features and capabilities of jQuery Serves as an essential instructional tool for web developers with JavaScript and CSS knowledge who want to learn more Advises readers on how to best use jQuery's powerful, easy-to-use features to create dynamic web pages and web applications This resource provides a deep understanding of jQuery and sets readers up for successful interactions with all it has to offer.

JQuery UI Cookbook


Author: Adam Boduch
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782162194
Category: Computers
Page: 290
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Filled with a practical collection of recipes, jQuery UI Cookbook is full of clear, step-by-step instructions that will help you harness the powerful UI framework in jQuery. Depending on your needs, you can dip in and out of the Cookbook and its recipes, or follow the book from start to finish.If you are a jQuery UI developer looking to improve your existing applications, extract ideas for your new application, or to better understand the overall widget architecture, then jQuery UI Cookbook is a must-have for you. The reader should at least have a rudimentary understanding of what jQuery UI is, and have written some code that uses jQuery UI.

Web Site Cookbook

Solutions & Examples for Building and Administering Your Web Site
Author: Doug Addison
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596101090
Category: Computers
Page: 261
View: 300

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The total number of web pages today has been estimated at over 3 billion, spanning millions of individual websites. Not surprisingly, there is tremendous pressure on web developers and designers to remain current with the latest technologies. The Web Site Cookbook from O'Reilly covers all the essential skills that you need to create engaging, visitor-friendly websites. It helps you with the practical issues surrounding their inception, design, and maintenance. With recipes that teach both routine and advanced setup tasks, the book includes clear and professional instruction on a host of topics, including: registering domains ensuring that hostnames work managing the directory maintaining and troubleshooting a website site promotion visitor tracking implementing e-commerce systems linking with sales sites This handy guide also tackles the various elements of page design. It explains how to control a reader's eye flow, how to choose a template system, how to set up a color scheme, and more. Typical of O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series, the Web Site Cookbook is written in a straightforward format, featuring recipes that contain problem statements and solutions. A detailed explanation then follows each recipe to show you how and why the solution works. This question-solution-discussion format is a proven teaching method, as any fan of the "Cookbook" series can attest to. Regardless of your strong suit or your role in the creation and life of a website, you can benefit from the teachings found in the Web Site Cookbook. It's a must-have tool for advancing your skills and making better sites.

Ajax: The Complete Reference


Author: Thomas Powell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007149216X
Category: Computers
Page: 654
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The Definitive Guide to Ajax Web Application Development Evolve from the click-and-wait programming pattern to the latest Web 2.0 paradigm using this comprehensive guide to Ajax. Written by Web development expert Thomas Powell, the book lays out every feature of Ajax alongside detailed explanations and real-world code examples. Ajax: The Complete Reference explains how to create and test Ajax-enabled Web applications using the XMLHttpRequest object as well as alternative JavaScript-based communication mechanisms. You'll explore a variety of sample applications featuring emerging user-interface conventions and build applications that address real-world networking and security issues. A robust communication library is developed throughout the book that enables you to architect flexible Ajax applications. The latest technologies such as Web services, Flash-Ajax integration, client-side templates, Comet, and Offline Access are also covered. Discover the future of Web development today! Work with traditional JavaScript communication approaches like iframes Explore all the quirks and details in the XMLHttpRequest object Handle disparate data formats, including XML, JSON, CSV, YAML, and more Deal with networking issues, including timeouts, retries, response ordering, and a variety of server and content errors Simplify JavaScript programming using open-source Ajax libraries like YUI Secure Ajax applications using authentication, obfuscation, and encryption Implement common Ajax UI patterns such as auto suggest, click-to-edit, and drag-and-drop Solve troubling Ajax architecture problems, including back button, history, and bookmarking issues Learn Ajax's role in Web 2.0 and Web services Explore push style communication using Comet and Flash Discover the future of offline Web application access and operation

Dojo: The Definitive Guide

The Definitive Guide
Author: Matthew A. Russell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 059655172X
Category: Computers
Page: 488
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Of all the Ajax-specific frameworks that have popped up in recent years, one clearly stands out as the industrial strength solution. Dojo is not just another JavaScript toolkit—it's the JavaScript toolkit—and Dojo: The Definitive Guide demonstrates how to tame Dojo's extensive library of utilities so that you can build rich and responsive web applications like never before. Dojo founder Alex Russell gives a foreword that explains the "why" of Dojo and of this book. Dojo provides an end-to-end solution for development in the browser, including everything from the core JavaScript library and turnkey widgets to build tools and a testing framework. Its vibrant open source community keeps adding to Dojo's arsenal, and this book provides an ideal companion to Dojo's official documentation. Dojo: the Definitive Guide gives you the most thorough overview of this toolkit available, showing you everything from how to create complex layouts and form controls closely resembling those found in the most advanced desktop applications with stock widgets, to advanced JavaScript idioms to AJAX and advanced communication transports. With this definitive reference you get: Get a concise introduction to Dojo that's good for all 1.x versions Well-explained examples, with scores of tested code samples, that let you see Dojo in action A comprehensive reference to Dojo's standard JavaScript library (including fundamental utilities in Base, Dojo's tiny but powerful kernel) that you'll wonder how you ever lived without An extensive look at additional Core features, such as animations, drag-and-drop, back-button handling, animations like wipe and slide, and more Exhaustive coverage of out-of-the-box Dijits (Dojo widgets) as well as definitive coverage on how to create your own, either from scratch or building on existing ones An itemized inventory of DojoX subprojects, the build tools, and the DOH, Dojo's unit-testing framework that you can use with Dojo—or anywhere else If you're a DHTML-toting web developer, you need to read this book—whether you're a one-person operation or part of an organization employing scores of developers. Dojo packs the standard JavaScript library you've always wanted, and Dojo: The Definitive Guide helps you transform your ideas into working applications quickly by leveraging design concepts you already know.

PHP Cookbook

Solutions & Examples for PHP Programmers
Author: David Sklar,Adam Trachtenberg
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449363717
Category: Computers
Page: 820
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Want to understand a certain PHP programming technique? Or learn how to accomplish a particular task? This cookbook is the first place to look. With more than 350 code-rich recipes revised for PHP 5.4 and 5.5, this third edition provides updated solutions for generating dynamic web content—everything from using basic data types to querying databases, and from calling RESTful APIs to testing and securing your site. Each recipe includes code solutions that you can freely use, along with a discussion of how and why they work. Whether you’re an experienced PHP programmer or coming to PHP from another language, this book is an ideal on-the-job resource. You’ll find recipes to help you with: Basic data types: strings, numbers, arrays, and dates and times Program building blocks: variables, functions, classes, and objects Web programming: cookies, forms, sessions, and authentication Database access using PDO, SQLite, and other extensions RESTful API clients and servers, including HTTP, XML, and OAuth Key concepts: email, regular expressions, and graphics creation Designing robust applications: security and encryption, error handling, debugging and testing, and performance tuning Files, directories, and PHP’s Command Line Interface Libraries and package managers such as Composer and PECL

HTML5 Geolocation

Bringing Location to Web Applications
Author: Anthony T. Holdener III
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449310087
Category: Computers
Page: 116
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Truly revolutionary: now you can write geolocation applications directly in the browser, rather than develop native apps for particular devices. This concise book demonstrates the W3C Geolocation API in action, with code and examples to help you build HTML5 apps using the "write once, deploy everywhere" model. Along the way, you get a crash course in geolocation, browser support, and ways to integrate the API with common geo tools like Google Maps. Ideal for experienced JavaScript developers. Learn how geo information is gathered from different sources, depending on the device Discover how coordinate systems work, including geodetic systems and datums Use the API to collect location information from a user’s browser with JavaScript code Place geo information on a map using the Google Maps or ArcGIS JavaScript APIs Save geo data with databases, the Keyhole Markup Language, or the shapefile format Be familiar with several practical uses for geo data, such as geomarketing, geosocial, geotagging, and geo-applications

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers


Author: Nicholas C. Zakas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118233093
Category: Computers
Page: 960
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This book provides a developer-level introduction along with more advanced and useful features of JavaScript. Coverage includes: JavaScript use with HTML to create dynamic webpages, language concepts including syntax and flow control statements variable handling given their loosely typed nature built-in reference types such as object and array object-oriented programing powerful aspects of function expressions Browser Object Model allowing interaction with the browser itself detecting the client and its capabilities Document Object Model (DOM) objects available in DOM Level 1 how DOM Levels 2 and 3 augmented the DOM events, legacy support, and how the DOM redefined how events should work enhancing form interactions and working around browser limitations using the canvas tag to create on-the-fly graphics JavaScript API changes in HTML5 how browsers handle JavaScript errors and error handling features of JavaScript used to read and manipulate XML data the JSON data format as an alternative to XML Ajax techniques including the use of XMLHttpRequest object and CORS complex patterns including function currying, partial function application, and dynamic functions offline detection and storing data on the client machine techniques for JavaScript in an enterprise environment for better maintainability This book is aimed at three groups of readers: Experienced object-oriented programming developers looking to learn JavaScript as it relates to traditional OO languages such as Java and C++; Web application developers attempting to enhance site usability; novice JavaScript developers. Nicholas C. Zakas worked with the Web for over a decade. He has worked on corporate intranet applications used by some of the largest companies in the world and large-scale consumer websites such as MyYahoo! and the Yahoo! homepage. He regularly gives talks at companies and conferences regarding front-end best practices and new technology.

Rails Cookbook

Recipes for Rapid Web Development with Ruby
Author: Rob Orsini
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596513836
Category: Computers
Page: 534
View: 9324

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Rails is one of the leading frameworks for developing the new generation of Web 2.0 applications using the increasingly popular Ruby scripting language. This text is for all web developers, regardless of experience, who want to learn about Rails applications.