Can anyone suggest me a good book that explains for a beginner the complete cycle of fetching data from a database, populating the XML (the server side code using java) and using AJAX to paint the html page?
I know AJAX in practice uses JAVA as it's server side technology. Would it be worth the buy keeping in mind my question above? Any idea guys! [ August 08, 2007: Message edited by: Jothi Shankar Kumar Sankararaj ]
Even though Ajax in Practice uses Java as its server-side language, the focus of the book is on the client. It does not contain any real-world examples of using server-side code for dtabase access. The lessens it teaches would be valuable in coming up with the means to build this fomr the client perspecetive, but there are no ready-made examples that do exactly what you are asking.
I'm not sure you are going to find a lot written that is that specific. One of the vast benefits of the patterns that have developed, such as MVC/Model 2, is that the client and server are relatively unbound.
If you know how to use Ajax, and you know how to do database access, it should be a simple matter to make them work together. I don't really think you need a tutorial specific to doing that.
Is there a particular point that you are hung up on?