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Ajax in Practice: what is Ajax?

Parashuram Hallur
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Hi,

I have been hearing that Ajax is big technology and helps a lot at the client side.

Please let me know what are the advantages it does have, I have heard that it is making head towards making the Rich user experience, how?
Do we have any other technologies competing with Ajax.

I want to learn Ajax and give hand on it. Please let know, as a Newbie does this book help me to build the experties to start with.

What is the learning approach would you suggest.

Thanks for your time and help

Thanks
Parash
[ April 10, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Bear Bibeault
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Originally posted by Parashuram Hallur:

Please let me know what are the advantages it does have, I have heard that it is making head towards making the Rich user experience, how?


Ajax is a browser technology for making requests back to the server from a web page without the need for a full-page refresh.

You can read more about Rich Internet Applications here.


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Jord Sonneveld
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Originally posted by Parashuram Hallur:
Hi,
Please let me know what are the advantages {Ajax} does have, I have heard that it is making head towards making the Rich user experience, how?

Wikipedia has a great overview of what it means to be an RIA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Internet_application

Ajax helps you build RIAs, by making your web app behave more like a desktop app: drag and drop, no pesky browser refreshes to post or fetch data, and more.

Do we have any other technologies competing with Ajax.
Perhaps Adobe's Flex: http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/

It's Flash based though, but I hear they are coming out w/ a pure HTML version (which will be Ajax based, of course )

I want to learn Ajax and give hand on it. Please let know, as a Newbie does this book help me to build the experties to start with.

Yes it does. It will help a lot if you are already familiar with DHTML and JS, as we assume some familiarity with those. If you are, then our introductory chapters will certainly get you up to speed.

What is the learning approach would you suggest.

Start with chapter 1! And there's nothing like going through the book, and using the examples to write your own exploratory programs which implement what the chapter talked about.

Rashid Darvesh
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Hello
this webpage has some good info
http://www.makemyinfo.com/Tutorial.do?action=getTutorial&tutId=T0004.jsp
Rashid
 
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