JavaScript and Ajax for the Web

Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: Tom Negrino,Dori Smith

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132104272

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 6286

This task-based, visual reference guide has been fully revised. It uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to give beginning and intermediate Web designers what they need to know to learn JavaScript. Readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. In this updated seventh edition, readers will find new information on Ajax design and modern coding techniques.

Ajax for Web Application Developers

Author: Kris Hadlock

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0132714914

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 2486

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

JavaScript

Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: Dori Smith,Tom Negrino

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321996704

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 827

A guide to JavaScript covers such topics as working with images, form handling, Regular Expressions, DOM, Ajax, jQuery, and bookmarklets.

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: 2956

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.

Beginning Smartphone Web Development

Building JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax-based Applications for iPhone, Android, Palm Pre, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Nokia S60

Author: Gail Frederick,Rajesh Lal

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 143022620X

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 4296

Today’s Web 2.0 applications (think Facebook and Twitter) go far beyond the confines of the desktop and are widely used on mobile devices. The mobile Web has become incredibly popular given the success of the iPhone and BlackBerry, the importance of Windows Mobile, and the emergence of Palm Pre (and its webOS platform). At Apress, we are fortunate to have Gail Frederick of the well-known training site Learn the Mobile Web offer her expert advice in Beginning Smartphone Web Development. In this book, Gail teaches the web standards and fundamentals specific to smartphones and other feature-driven mobile phones and devices. Shows you how to build interactive mobile web sites using web technologies optimized for browsers in smartphones Details markup fundamentals, design principles, content adaptation, usability, and interoperability Explores cross-platform standards and best practices for the mobile Web authored by the W3C, dotMobi, and similar organizations Dives deeps into the feature sets of the most popular mobile browsers, including WebKit, Chrome, Palm Pre webOS, Pocket IE, Opera Mobile, and Skyfire By the end of this book, you’ll have the training, tools, and techniques for creating robust mobile web experiences on any of these platforms for your favorite smartphone or other mobile device. What you’ll learn Build interactive mobile web pages that comply with industry standards and best practices. Develop web sites using the markup languages of the mobile Web: XHTML-MP, Wireless CSS, and WML. Use Mobile JavaScript and Ajax for client-side web interactivity. Adapt the syntax and design of mobile web pages to target smartphone models. Enhance mobile web pages to target advanced features of smartphone browsers. Validate and compress mobile markup to optimize for network transmission and browser performance. Simulate smartphone browsers using emulators and development tools. Who this book is for Mobile application developers and their managers need to learn mobile web technologies because it’s in their economic interest. Time-to-market and opportunity costs are significantly lower for web-based mobile applications than for native ones. Desktop web developers at software companies and IT departments of non-technology businesses need to learn mobile web technologies to meet the demands of managers who will soon be asking them to “mobilize this web site.” These developers will want to do the minimum work possible to maximize the compatibility of their mobile web sites. The standards-based approach advocated in this book will allow them to build gracefully adaptive and portable mobile web experiences that perform well across mobile browser platforms. Table of Contents Introduction to Mobile Web Development Set Up Your Mobile Web Development Environment Mobile Markup Languages Device Awareness and Content Adaptation Adding Interactivity with JavaScript and AJAX Mobile Web Usability Enhancing Mobile Web Pages for Smartphone Browsers Optimizing Mobile Markup Validating Mobile Markup Testing a Mobile Web Site Deploying a Mobile Web Site How to Play Well in the Mobile Ecosystem The Future of the Mobile Web

Scriptin' with JavaScript and Ajax

A Designer's Guide

Author: Charles Wyke-Smith

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132104760

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 2422

JavaScript is the brains of your Web page—it enables you to modify a document’s structure, styling, and content in response to user actions without requesting new pages from the server. Scriptin' with JavaScript and Ajax teaches you how to master this powerful and elegant language so you can develop intuitive user interactions that take the user experience to new levels of sophistication and responsiveness. Today’s application-like Web experiences (such as Salesforce.com and Google Maps) and Web 2.0 sites (such as Flickr.com and Twitter) are powered by JavaScript and Ajax. Using the techniques shown in this book, you will be able to start creating similar experiences in the sites you design. Scriptin' with JavaScript and Ajax will teach you how to: Start developing with JavaScript fast! Write lightweight but powerful object-oriented code Modify the Document Object Model “Progressively enhance” your pages with JavaScript to provide the highest levels of accessibility to all users Learn sophisticated techniques for making your pages respond to user actions Use the downloadable Scriptin’ library of helper functions to speed development and ensure cross-browser compatibility Use Ajax scripting techniques to update specific areas of the page with data from the server Create powerful interface interactions, such as sliding panels and tree menus Evaluate frameworks such as jQuery and Prototype to find the best one for your needs Build an online application that looks and responds like a regular desktop application Easily adapt the Scriptin’ code examples for use in your own projects—download them at www.scriptinwithajax.com

Understanding AJAX

Using JavaScript to Create Rich Internet Applications

Author: Joshua Eichorn

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132715856

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 2618

AJAX: fast mastery for experienced Web developers! Already an experienced Web developer? Apply your skills in today’s fastest-growing area of Web development: AJAX! Building on what you already know, this fast-paced guide will show you exactly how to create rich, usable Internet applications. Joshua Eichorn teaches through sophisticated code examples, including extensive server-side PHP code. You won’t just learn how to code AJAX applications: Eichorn covers the entire development lifecycle, from use cases and design through debugging. He also presents detailed application case studies, including a start-to-finish update of a non-AJAX application that addresses everything from feature improvements to changing usage patterns. Coverage includes: · How AJAX changes the conventional Web development cycle · Problems created by the AJAX paradigm -- and how to avoid them · Adding AJAX to existing Web applications: key considerations · Using core AJAX technologies, including the XMLHttpRequest object · Consuming data returned to an AJAX application using both XSLT and JSON · Building more usable AJAX applications: guidelines and downloadable resources · Use cases: solving real-world problems in the AJAX environment · Libraries and toolkits for simplifying AJAX development, including Sarissa, scriptaculous, and HTML_AJAX · A complete guide to AJAX debugging · Supporting browsers without XMLHttpRequest by using IFrames or cookies · JSON data encoding debugging guide, which covers tools for Firefox and Internet Explorer · A list of libraries, which includes PHP, .NET, Java, and other libraries that can be used with any server language

Practical JavaScript, DOM Scripting and Ajax Projects

Author: Frank Zammetti

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430201975

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 1173

This "learn by example" book offers 10 complete JavaScript projects that will save web developers countless hours of development time. These projects can serve as samples to learn from and/or be adapted for use in other projects. The 10 projects all address common needs in modern web applications, including a utility library, a validation framework, a GUI widget framework, a dynamic event calendar application, a drag and drop shopping cart, and more! Coverage details JavaScript best practices, Ajax techniques, and some of the most popular JavaScript libraries, such as Prototype, Script.aculo.us, and the Yahoo YUI library.

JavaScript and AJAX For Dummies

Author: Andy Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470590546

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 4960

Learn to use these powerful tools together and build Web sites that work If you want to build Web pages that offer real value to your site's visitors, JavaScript and AJAX are top tools for the job. Even if you're new to Web programming, this book helps you create sites any designer will admire. With easy-to-understand steps and an emphasis on free tools, you'll be able to jump right into building a site using the same techniques as the pros. Down to basics — learn your way around JavaScript and choose an editor and test browser Manage complexity — use functions, arrays, and objects to create more sophisticated programs Page magic — discover how to control what happens on your pages, animate objects, and put pages in motion Get beautiful — Use the jQuery User Interface library to add sliders, tabbed interfaces, and custom dialogs to a site Come clean with AJAX — build AJAX requests into your programs, use jQuery, and work with AJAX data Open the book and find: How to choose a test browser How to discuss string concatenation with a straight face Tips for debugging your code How to add useful information to a dropdown list Why AJAX connections should be asynchronous The exciting possibilities of the jQuery library How to use the Aptana editor Online resources for JavaScript programmers

Ajax Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Author: Jerry Lee Jr. Ford

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435455312

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 840

Learn Ajax the easy way! If you are new to programming with Ajax and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the “for the absolute beginner” series teach the principles of program

Learn JavaScript and Ajax with w3Schools

Author: W3Schools,Hege Refsnes,Stale Refsnes,Kai Jim Refsnes,Jan Egil Refsnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470880883

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 866

Ajax on Java

The Essentials of XMLHttpRequest and XML Programming with Java

Author: Steven Douglas Olson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553647

Category: Computers

Page: 228

View: 8394

This practical guide shows you how to make your Java web applications more responsive and dynamic by incorporating new Ajaxian features, including suggestion lists, drag-and-drop, and more. Java developers can choose between many different ways of incorporating Ajax, from building JavaScript into your applications "by hand" to using the new Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Ajax on Java starts with an introduction to Ajax, showing you how to write some basic applications that use client-side JavaScript to request information from a Java servlet and display it without doing a full page reload. It also presents several strategies for communicating between the client and the server, including sending raw data, and using XML or JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) for sending more complex collections of data. The book then branches out into different approaches for incorporating Ajax, which include: The Prototype and script.aculo.us Javascript libraries, the Dojo and Rico libraries, and DWR Integrating Ajax into Java ServerPages (JSP) applications Using Ajax with Struts Integrating Ajax into Java ServerFaces (JSF) applications Using Google's GWT, which offers a pure Java approach to developing web applications: your client-side components are written in Java, and compiled into HTML and JavaScript Ajax gives web developers the ability to build applications that are more interactive, more dynamic, more exciting and enjoyable for your users. If you're a Java developer and haven't tried Ajax, but would like to get started, this book is essential. Your users will be grateful.

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

Author: Phil Ballard,Michael Moncur

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0768685443

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 7265

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

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

Author: Nicholas C. Zakas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118233093

Category: Computers

Page: 960

View: 3162

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.

Ajax

Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous Javascript and Xml

Author: Edmond Woychowsky

Publisher: Pearson P T R

ISBN: 9780132764223

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 776

For the first time, there's an easy, example-driven guide to Ajax for every Web and open source developer, regardless of experience. Woychowsky begins with simple techniques involving only HTML and basic JavaScript. Then, one step at a time, he introduces techniques for building increasingly rich applications.

Beginning Android Web Apps Development

Develop for Android using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript

Author: Jon Westfall,Rocco Augusto,Grant Allen

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430239573

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 3675

With Beginning Android Web Apps Development, you'll learn how to apply HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ajax and other Web standards for use on the Android mobile platform, by building a variety of fun and visually stimulating games and other web applications! If you've done some basic web development, and you want to build your skills to create exceptional web apps, you'll find everything you seek in the discussions and examples in this book. Each application you'll build in Beginning Android Web Application Development will show you solutions that you can apply to many of your own projects. Each example shares techniques and coding solutions that will inspire your own work. You'll learn how to tie your Android apps into Twitter through two apps that you'll build: Who's that Tweet?!, a quiz game based on celebrity accounts, and I Love Ham, a coding investigation into search phrases and rhyming. Your Android web app development skills will then proceed in another direction, as you discover the power of HTML5 in two game apps: Scavenger Hunt, which introduces you to the HTML5 GPS location API, and Spies!, a location-based application that shows you how to use CSS3, Ajax, and HTML5 within multi-player environments. You'll also create an Android web application which checks the arrival time of buses and light-rails through the use of Portland, Oregon's open Tri-Met data API! This app is a great template for other apps you may want to build in the future, and showcases the important techniques for incorporating cloud-based apps into web games. After reading Beginning Android Web Apps Development, you will have built real apps and developed along the way the skills you'll need to create highly interactive, professional web applications... and, your journey will be engaging and enjoyable! What you’ll learn Coding solutions that you can use time and again in your own Android web apps Key methods and techniques for contemporary Android web app development How to take full advantage of CSS3 in the mobile environment and how to handle a multitude of screen resolutions How to build feature-rich user interfaces with navigation, colors, and professional styling How to add audio and video for highly interactive sites How to optimize Ajax within your site How to access and use the HTML location API How to integrate JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks into your site Who this book is for For anyone starting out in Android web app development who wants to build feature-rich web apps that are optimized for the Android mobile platform. If you've got basic web development skills, you'll find the code samples and discussions in this book will take your techniques to a completely different level. Table of Contents 1. Harnessing the Power of Mobile Web 2. Twitter Application: Who's That Tweet? 3. Twitter Application: I Love Ham 4. Creating a Mobile Strategy and Structuring your Code 5. Handling Multiple Screen Resolutions with CSS 3 6. Handling Different Browser Platforms 7. Providing an Impressive User Experience with jQuery Mobile 8. Building Visually Rich Internet Applications 9. HTML5 Location-Based Applications 10. Using Cloud Services: A Transport Application 11. Pushing the Limits with Audio and Video 12. Ajax and Extreme User Interfaces 13. Packaging Your Applications

JavaScript Cookbook

Programming the Web

Author: Shelley Powers

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491902450

Category: Computers

Page: 634

View: 9046

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

Web Development with JavaScript and Ajax Illuminated

Author: Richard Allen,Kai Qian,Lixin Tao,Xiang Fu

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449662218

Category: Computers

Page: 497

View: 2270

Web Development with JavaScript and AJAX teaches your students the cutting-edge techniques for web development for Web 2.0 and 3.0. Ideal for the undergraduate student delving into the world of web development, this text illustrates how to create dynamic, interactive web applications with ease. Interesting real-world case studies are integrated throughout the text, offering students a glimpse of actual web development scenarios. AJAX is quickly becoming the number one tool in the Web industry. Make sure your students are up to speed using Web Development with JavaScript and AJAX. Instructor's materials, including PowerPoint lecture slides, test items, and PowerPoint figures and tables, are available. Contact your sales representative for more information. Key topics include: Introduction to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, HTML, XHTML, and JavaScript, AJAX Basics, Server Side Technology, AJAX with database, and much more!

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: 8173

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.

Programming ASP.NET AJAX

Build Rich, Web 2.0-Style UI with ASP.NET AJAX

Author: Christian Wenz

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596551599

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 4153

Delivering rich, Web 2.0-style experiences has never been easier. This book gives you a complete hands-on introduction to Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX 1.0, the new framework that offers many of the same benefits for Ajax development that ASP.NET provides for server-side development. With Programming ASP.NET AJAX, you'll learn how to create professional, dynamic web pages with Ajax in no time. Loaded with code and examples that demonstrate key aspects of the framework, this book is ideal not only for ASP.NET developers who want to take their applications a step further with Ajax, but for any web developers interested in ASP.NET AJAX, no matter what technology they use currently. That includes JavaScript programmers who would like to avoid the headaches of writing cross-browser code. Programming ASP.NET AJAX offers you: A high-level overview of the ASP.NET AJAX framework Functional code that you can cut and paste for use in your own applications The essentials of JavaScript and Ajax to help you understand individual technologies used by the framework An organization that reflects the framework's packages, including Extensions, Control Toolkit, the Futures CTP, and the AJAX Library Sidebars throughout the book that identify and propose solutions to potential security breaches Ways to use the standards-based AJAX Library with other platforms, such as PHP A complete chapter on the UpdatePanel control for making individual parts of a web page independently updateable -- one of the framework's most important elements Released previously as Programming Atlas to cover the beta version of the Microsoft framework, this edition is fully up-to-date and expanded for the official 1.0 release of ASP.NET AJAX. Written by Christian Wenz -- Microsoft MVP for ASP/ASP.NET and AJAX Control Toolkit Contributor -- Programming ASP.NET AJAX contains many hard-to-find details, along with a few unofficial ways to accomplish things.