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Mike London
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Joined: Jul 12, 2002
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I wanted to ask if Eric's "Ajax in Action" has a tutorial-like approach initially at least.

The way I learn best is if there's some "shell" code, a relatively simple example, that I can get working so I see the basics.

I bought the book: "Foundations of Ajax", and it's OK except that it doesn't get a simple example working with a Servlet (or other server-side construct) quickly.

Based on the awesome reviews of Eric's book, I doubt I'd go wrong.

Maybe I need a good on-line tutorial first?

Look forward to any ideas.


-- M
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
The book does not start off with tutorials, it has a lot of small samples of code. Some people have taken the small samples and made them full blown production ready code.

The 2nd half of the book is what you are really after. It is full of tutorial style writing that should be easy to understad. You get walked through a project at a low level approach. We look at the problems it solves and what to look out for. We get a working project together, then we attack it again with a more advanced approach.

I have gotten a lot of feedback from people saying they learned how to program JavaScript better after reading this book.

read the reviews here on the Ranch and on Amazon. I do not think you can go wrong getting this book! Plus you always have me here to help you along the way.

Mike London
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Joined: Jul 12, 2002
Posts: 1130
Hi Eric,

Thanks for your reply.

I agree, being able to ask a few questions where/if I get confused here on the ranch (combined with how good the book is), is a fantastic combo.

I'll order it today!!!

Thanks again.

-- Mike
I agree. Here's the link:
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