Originally posted by Bashar Ayyash: ...but does "Ajax for Web Application Developers" talks about how to implement Ajax in JAVA, in PHP or it talks about Ajax in general?
Directly from the book description:
So, while it talks about Ajax, in general, the specific examples appear to be covered in PHP.
Originally posted by Kris Hadlock: The book is not a beginner book, but I do briefly cover the basic concepts in the first couple chapters. If you are familiar with other programming languages it should be an easy transition.
Frameworks make life easier for developers. However if you want to know what actually goes behind the scenes then you should have some knowledge of AJAX. Infact this is true for any framework that you use. Also having a sound knowledge of the technology will also help you in selecting the right framework for your application.
Not only that, but if you don't understand the technology underlying a framework, you have little hope of diagnosing problems when the framework doesn't do what you expect. Frameworks are there to save you time (supposedly, doesn't always happen) not to let you stay uninformed. [ January 14, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]