Ajax Construction Kit: Building Plug-and-Play Ajax Applications
Author: Michael Morrison
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2007-07-09
ISBN-10: 0132350084
ISBN-13: 9780132350082
Paperback: 312 Pages
Ajax Construction Kit: Building Plug-and-Play Ajax ApplicationsSupercharge Your Sites with Ajax Right Now…No Scripting Expertise Needed!

You’ve heard how great Ajax is–how it can help make your Web sites more usable, more interactive, more responsive, more successful. Ajax Construction Kit lets you put Ajax to work right now, even if you’ve never written a script! Just learn a few essentials, check out a few examples, then run the live CD and discover all the plug-and-play code you need to hit the ground running. Ajax Construction Kit ’s built-in applications work right out of the box. And with easy guidance from Michael Morrison, you’ll gradually deepen your understanding–learn how to customize, extend, and reuse these applications—and even build skills for creating new ones. Walk away an expert.


Use Ajax Construction Kit ’s ten complete applications to

  • Dynamically load Web data
  • Dynamically populate lists
  • Tap into RSS news feeds
  • Use AutoComplete to reduce input errors
  • Create more responsive GUIs with real-time validation
  • Build a killer interface for viewing images
  • Present information or advertising with slick pop-ups
  • Provide an up-to-the-minute weather forecast
  • Build an e-commerce product shipping calculator
  • Add ratings tools to your site

And more…

CD-ROM Includes

  • Your complete Ajax projects: Run the Ajax projects (HTML, JavaScript, and PHP source code) that are included on the CD from your Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux system.
  • Your complete Ajax environment: Boot the CD as an Ubuntu Linux live CD to immediately begin working with the Ajax projects (no setup required).
  • Ready-to-run tools on the CD include the XAMPP Web server, Firefox Web browser, and Bluefish HTML editor.

System Requirements:

  • Platform: Windows, Linux, Mac (OS X or higher)
  • Processor: Intel-based processor (Pentium or higher)
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM or more
  • Disk space: None required; USB thumb drive optional to store data
  • Optical drive: CD reader

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Add the free software and examples from the book’s CD to your Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux system to follow along with the projects described in the book. Or boot the CD directly to use a complete, prepackaged set of free software tools to play, display, and modify those projects. Start as a novice, by trying out examples…and finish with professional Ajax-enabled Web content!


SERIES EDITOR CHRISTOPHER NEGUS is the bestselling author of the Red Hat Linux Bible series, Linux Toys series, and this series’ flagship title, Linux Live CDs.

Ajax Construction Kit: Building Plug-and-Play Ajax Applications (Paperback)
Author: Michael Morrison
ISBN: 0132350084
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Book Price: USD 44.99
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Ajax Construction Kit: Building Plug-and-Play Ajax Applications


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