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

View: 7745

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

The Definitive Guide

Author: Anthony T. Holdener

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596528388

Category: Computers

Page: 957

View: 6557

Provides information on the basics of Ajax to create Web applications that function like desktop programs.

Ajax for Web Application Developers

Author: Kris Hadlock

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0132714914

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 9119

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

Head First Ajax

Author: Rebecca Riordan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596515782

Category: Computers

Page: 497

View: 8755

Provides information on building interactive Web applications using Ajax.

Ajax in Action

Author: Dave Crane,Eric Pascarello,Darren James

Publisher: Dave Crane

ISBN: 1932394613

Category: Computers

Page: 650

View: 1806

Provides information on using Ajax in building Web applications.

jQuery Cookbook

Solutions & Examples for jQuery Developers

Author: Cody Lindley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449383017

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 8191

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

Ajax Hacks

Tips & Tools for Creating Responsive Web Sites

Author: Bruce W. Perry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553593

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 7958

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.

Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX

Architecting Web Applications

Author: Dino Esposito

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735698252

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 3825

Rethink the way you plan, design, and build Web applications—with expert guidance from Web development luminary Dino Esposito. Whether giving legacy sites a much-needed tune-up—or architecting rich Internet applications from the ground up—you’ll learn pragmatic approaches to AJAX development that you can employ today. Discover how to: Delve into the mechanics and design goals of partial rendering—such as improving page-refresh speed Use AJAX-enabled server controls to bring desktop-like functionality to Web solutions Apply design patterns to common Web development issues, including client-side data binding Manipulate JavaScript more easily using the jQuery and Microsoft AJAX libraries Examine the interoperability and security models in Microsoft Silverlight Weigh the tradeoffs when architecting Web applications for richness (Silverlight) vs. reach (AJAX)—and deliver the right solution for your audience

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: 9011

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.

JQuery UI Cookbook

Author: Adam Boduch

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782162194

Category: Computers

Page: 290

View: 1969

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.

PHP Cookbook

Solutions & Examples for PHP Programmers

Author: David Sklar,Adam Trachtenberg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449363733

Category: Computers

Page: 820

View: 682

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

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

The Definitive Guide

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596554477

Category: Computers

Page: 1032

View: 6642

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

Ajax: The Complete Reference

Author: Thomas Powell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007149216X

Category: Computers

Page: 654

View: 836

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

Web Development with JQuery

Author: Richard York

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111886607X

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 4903

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.

JavaScript: The Good Parts

The Good Parts

Author: Douglas Crockford

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596554877

Category: Computers

Page: 172

View: 6275

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole—a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code. Considered the JavaScript expert by many people in the development community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation. Unfortunately, these good ideas are mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas, like a programming model based on global variables. When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language. In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Crockford finally digs through the steaming pile of good intentions and blunders to give you a detailed look at all the genuinely elegant parts of JavaScript, including: Syntax Objects Functions Inheritance Arrays Regular expressions Methods Style Beautiful features The real beauty? As you move ahead with the subset of JavaScript that this book presents, you'll also sidestep the need to unlearn all the bad parts. Of course, if you want to find out more about the bad parts and how to use them badly, simply consult any other JavaScript book. With JavaScript: The Good Parts, you'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.

JavaScript Application Cookbook

Author: Jerry Bradenbaugh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781565925779

Category: Computers

Page: 462

View: 4105

A valuable resource for Webmasters presents a number of readytogo JavaScript applications, along with thorough documentation, to help provide additional functionality to Web sites of all kinds. Original. (Beginning/Intermediate)

Beginning JavaScript

Author: Paul Wilton,Jeremy McPeak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118057384

Category: Computers

Page: 792

View: 433

The perennial bestseller returns with new details for using the latest tools and techniques available with JavaScript JavaScript is the definitive language for making the Web a dynamic, rich, interactive medium. This guide to JavaScript builds on the success of previous editions and introduces you to many new advances in JavaScript development. The reorganization of the chapters helps streamline your learning process while new examples provide you with updated JavaScript programming techniques. You'll get all-new coverage of Ajax for remote scripting, JavaScript frameworks, JavaScript and XML, and the latest features in modern Web browsers. Plus, all the featured code has been updated to ensure compliance with the most recent popular Web browsers. Introduces you to the latest capabilities of JavaScript, the definitive language for developing dynamic, rich, interactive Web sites Features new coverage of data types and variables, JavaScript and XML, Ajax for remote scripting, and popular JavaScript frameworks Offers updated code that ensures compliance with the most popular Web browsers Includes improved examples on the most up-to-date JavaScript programming techniques Continuing in the superlative tradition of the first three editions, Beginning JavaScript, Fourth Edition, gets you up to speed on all the new advances in JavaScript development.

Head First JavaScript

Author: Michael Morrison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449368573

Category: Computers

Page: 652

View: 941

So you're ready to make the leap from writing HTML and CSS web pages to creating dynamic web applications. You want to take your web skills to the next level. And you're finally ready to add "programmer" to the resume. It sounds like you're ready to learn the Web's hottest programming language: JavaScript. Head First JavaScript is your ticket to going beyond copying and pasting the code from someone else's web site, and writing your own interactive web pages. With Head First JavaScript, you learn: The basics of programming, from variables to types to looping How the web browser runs your code, and how you can talk to the browser with your code Why you'll never have to worry about casting, overloading, or polymorphism when you're writing JavaScript code How to use the Document Object Model to change your web pages without making your users click buttons If you've ever read a Head First book, you know what to expect -- a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. Head First JavaScript is no exception. It starts where HTML and CSS leave off, and takes you through your first program into more complex programming concepts -- like working directly with the web browser's object model and writing code that works on all modern browsers. Don't be intimidated if you've never written a line of code before! In typical Head First style, Head First JavaScript doesn't skip steps, and we're not interested in having you cut and paste code. You'll learn JavaScript, understand it, and have a blast along the way. So get ready... dynamic and exciting web pages are just pages away.

The Definitive Guide to HTML5 Video

Author: Silvia Pfeiffer

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430230916

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 2978

Plugins will soon be a thing of the past. The Definitive Guide to HTML5 Video is the first authoritative book on HTML5 video, the new web standard that allows browsers to support audio and video elements natively. This makes it very easy for web developers to publish audio and video, integrating both within the general presentation of web pages. For example, media elements can be styled using CSS (style sheets), integrated into SVG (scalable vector graphics), and manipulated in a Canvas. The book offers techniques for providing accessibility to media elements, enabling consistent handling of alternative representations of media resources. The Definitive Guide to HTML5 Video dives deep into the markup that is introduced for media element support in browsers. You’ll explore the default user interface offered through browsers for media elements, as well as the JavaScript API provided to control their behavior. You’ll also learn how to account for H.264 and Ogg Theora codecs.