Friday, March 17, 2006


Book Review : Ajax Patterns and Best Practices

Ajax Patterns and Best Practices

I just finished reading this book, I am really impressed by the way Christian Gross have explained the technical concepts of AJAX in very constructive and friendly manner. The examples are crystal clear and very constructive in nature, once you roam through them you can easily design any web application.

Christian has explained the Ajax patterns which are not yet discussed anywhere in blogs or any other medium, he also makes reference of PHP, Python, C# and Java languages in describing patterns and their concepts, which will help developers in developing the good applications.

In nutshell, I think that "Ajax Patterns and Best Practices" is an excellent piece of work which belongs on every Web developer's bookshelf.

My Final thoughts is that it was money well spent and this is a definite must-have.

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Monday, October 24, 2005


Book Review: Ajax in Action

Ajax In Action
Ajax is a collection of technologies and lot of developments are happening day by day on this front. Writing a complete book covering all aspect on Ajax is very difficult task, But I am really impressed with the work done by Crane and Eric. This book concentrates on both the beginner and expert users.

Part I and II of the book defines the evolution of Ajax, need of Ajax in current scenario and the core techniques used. This part is helpful for the beginner lever user: Who don't even know what the Ajax is ? And What are the benefits to the user if I implement Ajax ?

Part III of the book deals with the three important factors which a developer is more concerned while designing the web application. They are Security, performance and user experience. This part of the book provides good information about these topics and try to cover most of the things which will come in mind of developer while designing the application.

Part IV of the book is completely dedicated on the Ajax by Examples. This part will be of great help to the advanced users. In this part the explanation of the Ajax concepts is provided with the crystal clear examples.

This book have a appendix which lists the available frameworks on Ajax as of today, but I think that Ajax Frameworks should be discussed in much more detail. Also I think it will be good if the author have put a seperate Chapter or Appendix on the implementation of xmlHTTPRequest etc.

In nutshell, I can say that Ajax in Action is another jewel in the "In Action" series of books.

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Friday, October 21, 2005


Call SOAP Web services with AJAX

James Snell of IBM's Emerging Technologies Toolkit team talks about calling the SOAP Web Services with AJAX in his recent article at IBM developerworks. This article is the first of a short series that illustrates the implementation of a cross-platform, JavaScript-based SOAP Web services client based on the Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) design pattern for Web applications.
Popularized through its use in a number of well-known Web application services like GMail, Google Maps, Flickr, and, AJAX provides Web developers with a way of expanding the value and function of their Web applications by using asynchronous XML messaging. The Web Services JavaScript Library introduced here expands on the fundamental mechanisms that power the AJAX pattern by introducing support for invoking SOAP-based Web

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Learn how to use Ajax with PHP, and meet Sajax

Tyler Anderson of Stexar Corp is explaining the use of Ajax with PHP, and meet Sajax in his tutorial at IBM developer works. In this tutorial he will cover up the following:
This tutorial is for those interested in developing rich Web applications that dynamically update content using asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) with PHP, without having to refresh entire Web pages with each user click. This tutorial assumes basic PHP concepts, including the use of if and switch statements, and functions.

You will learn about Ajax, as well as issues surrounding its usage. You will also build an Ajax application in PHP that will display panels of a section of a previously written tutorial. Clicking on a panel link will reload only the content section and replace it with the content of the selected panel, saving bandwidth and time loading the page. Then you will integrate the Simple Ajax Toolkit (Sajax) into your Ajax application, which will synchronize the use of Ajax, simplifying development.

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Google Maps! AJAX-Style Web Development Using ASP.NET

Vishwas Lele of Applied Information Sciences talks about the Ajax Style web development using ASP.NET in an article published in .NET DEVELOPER'S JOURNAL. This article talks about the AJAX using ASP.NET.

In the past few months, the design pattern of combining Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) to develop highly interactive Web applications has been growing in popularity. High-profile Web applications such as Google Maps and A9 are currently leveraging the combination of these technologies to produce rich client-side user experiences. The individual technologies that compose AJAX are not recent developments; they have been around for some time and have been continuously updated and improved. However, it is the recent confluence of these technologies that is leading to interesting possibilities.

AJAX-style Web applications exhibit the following characteristics:

>> Asynchronous requests made to the Web server.
>> High dependence on browser-based logic written in JavaScript.
>> Exchange of nonpresentation XML-based data between the browser and the Web server.

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Ajax News : Yahoo Readies Mail Update today published an news on topic "Yahoo Readies Mail Update". In this news story they are talking about the mail updates.

" The Sunnyvale, Calif., portal giant is weeks from the last phase of closed beta tests for a revitalized Mail offering, which leverages the Ajax style of Web development that's been so popular this year. The launch is only the latest step in a three-way fight for popularity in the Internet portal arena among Yahoo, Microsoft (Quote, Chart) and Google (Quote, Chart). "

"The new Yahoo Mail looks much like what people have come to expect from desktop e-mail clients, featuring the three-part folder, message header and preview panes. It's also a huge step up in functionality when compared to its existing Mail service and Microsoft's Hotmail, largely thanks to its incorporation of AJAX-style techniques for viewing Web pages. "

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Saturday, October 15, 2005


Ajax Goals Launched !!!

Ajax got a new home, Ajax Goals - as the name says it all, a new website dedicated to Ajax with the moto "weave the world using Ajax" is launched today. Ajax Goals have a largest collection of Articles, Books, Tools related to Ajax.

Find out more at Ajax Goals

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