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How long to become the AJAX master ?

Chart Krobtragolchai

Joined: Apr 01, 2006
Posts: 17
Hi Cristian Darie, Bogdan Brinzarea, Filip Chereches-Tosa & Mihai Bucica,

I am java developer, not php developer.

However, I would like to know what time you take to become the AJAX master.

First , I think AJAX make like easier than Java Script.(Yes, in user !!)

But in the developer perspective, I can say that it is not easy.

The second question : AJAX with PHP is easier than AJAX with Java or not ??

Thank you very much
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AJAX is not new technology but its mix technology all together ( XML, JavaScript, DOM, XMLRequest ), so if you would like to learn AJAX, it not hard.

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Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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I think AJAX make like easier than Java Script

I don't know much about Ajax but I doubt about this
Ajax is mostly javascript on the client side.

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Bear Bibeault
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In fact, to use Ajax effectively (or become a "master") you'll certainly need to become a master of Javascript.

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Mike Firkser
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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I've just started using AJAX in a J2EE environment, and I find it is no problem. I use a call to a servlet which does all the work - the client side javascript is the same whether you use PHP or Java. Just use the response.getWriter().write(String) method to send back the data.

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Chart Krobtragolchai

Joined: Apr 01, 2006
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Dear the author of Ajax And Php ,

Do not forget to answer my questions !!

Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
How can anyone tell you how long it will take ou to master a technology?

You can be smart as can be or dumber than dumb. LOL! I know people that pick up things without by sitting on a book and others need to be forced fed and still can not pick it up. If you know JavaScript and you know a serverside language you will not have a problem. If you do not know JavaScript, than you need to stick with libraries since it will be easier for you.

Do research into php and you will see how easy or hard it is to pick up. You might be surprised why a bunch of people are moving towards that language.

Bogdan Brinzarea

Joined: Aug 22, 2006
Posts: 25
I will try to answer your questions one by one.

The time span required in order to become an AJAX master mainly depends on what your JavaScript skills are. Many of the developers where using the core of AJAX (the XMLHttpRequest object) for awhile now. Let's not forget that it is available since 1999. If you master JavaScript now, you can say that in a couple of days you become an AJAX master too. With less skills in JavaScript, you can enter the AJAX world and master it in a month or two depending on your level. In my opinion mastering AJAX means being able to develop a framework of your own or to use one of the existing frameworks and to adapt it or extend it according to your needs.

The second question is somehow related to the first one in that AJAX relates mainly to the client side of the application and the supporting language for the server can be PHP, Java (Servelts/JSP), C# (ASP.NET) etc.. There are AJAX frameworks that have only client libraries (Dojo, Prototype etc) or the are AJAX frameworks dedicated to a specific language. Yout can find a comprehensive list of such frameworks at

I hope I have answered your questions!

Sorry for the delay !

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