Ajax Construction Kit: Building Plug-and-Play Ajax by Michael Morrison

By Michael Morrison

Supercharge Your websites with Ajax correct Now...No Scripting services Needed!

You’ve heard how nice Ajax is--how it might help in making your sites extra usable, extra interactive, extra responsive, extra profitable. Ajax development package lets you set Ajax to paintings right now, even if you’ve by no means written a script! simply research a number of necessities, try out a number of examples, then run the reside CD and notice all of the plug-and-play code you want to hit the floor working. Ajax development Kit ’s integrated purposes paintings correct out of the field. And with effortless information from Michael Morrison, you’ll steadily deepen your understanding--learn tips to customise, expand, and reuse those applications---and even construct talents for growing new ones. Walk away an expert.


Use Ajax development Kit ’s ten entire functions to

  • Dynamically load net data
  • Dynamically populate lists
  • Tap into RSS information feeds
  • Use AutoComplete to minimize enter errors
  • Create extra responsive GUIs with real-time validation
  • Build a killer interface for viewing images
  • Present info or advertisements with slick pop-ups
  • Provide an up to the moment climate forecast
  • Build an e-commerce product delivery calculator
  • Add rankings instruments for your site

And more...


CD-ROM Includes

  • Your whole Ajax tasks: Run the Ajax tasks (HTML, JavaScript, and personal home page resource code) which are incorporated at the CD out of your home windows, Mac OS X, or Linux system.
  • Your whole Ajax atmosphere: Boot the CD as an Ubuntu Linux reside CD to right away commence operating with the Ajax initiatives (no setup required).
  • Ready-to-run instruments at the CD comprise the XAMPP internet server, Firefox net browser, and Bluefish HTML editor.

System Requirements:

  • Platform: home windows, Linux, Mac (OS X or higher)
  • Processor: Intel-based processor (Pentium or higher)
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM or more
  • Disk area: None required; USB thumb force non-compulsory to shop data
  • Optical force: CD reader

Negus reside Linux Series

Your useful, Hands-On publications to Getting actual effects with loose Software

Add the loose software program and examples from the book’s CD for your home windows, Mac OS X, or Linux method to stick to besides the initiatives defined within the e-book. Or boot the CD on to use a whole, prepackaged set of loose software program instruments to play, exhibit, and regulate these tasks. commence as a beginner, through checking out examples...and end with specialist Ajax-enabled net content!


SERIES EDITOR CHRISTOPHER NEGUS is the bestselling writer of the Red Hat Linux Bible series, Linux Toys series, and this sequence’ flagship name, Linux dwell CDs.


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An Ajax Web application goes off and performs its data processing in the background, leaving you to continue to interact with the Web page in the meantime. This may seem like a subtle distinction, but it is not. Just ask yourself, would you rather stand in line at a not-so-fast-food restaurant or relax at a cozy table in a sit-down restaurant? Note One small problem with my restaurant analogy for Ajax is that it implies that Ajax Web applications are somehow slower than traditional Web applications.

Note There is wide debate over the notion of applying version numbers to the Web as a whole. 0. However, the general idea that there are discrete, evolutionary steps in the design of Web applications is absolutely valid. So maybe the highway analogy isn't so far off after all—think of traditional Web applications as dirt roads, whereas Ajax-powered Web applications are asphalt interstate highways. There is also a significant efficiency issue in that the entire contents of the page have to be resent with each page reload, even if only a tiny piece of data (a shipping charge, for example) is being updated.

Take this from someone who has bought an automobile online—shipping charges can make or break an online purchase. The problem is that many shopping carts are designed to get all of your information, in many cases including your credit card number, before calculating and revealing the shipping charge. I don't know about you, but if I haven't yet committed to a purchase, there's no way I'm going to enter my credit card number. Even for shopping carts that are designed to calculate shipping early in the checkout process, you still have the issue of a server request/response, which can take time and will ultimately result in a page reload in order to reveal the shipping charge on the page.

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