Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

Overview

Ajax, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, exploded onto the scene in the spring of 2005 and remains the hottest story among web developers. With its rich combination of technologies, Ajax provides a strong foundation for creating interactive web applications with XML or JSON-based web services by using JavaScript in the browser to process the web server response.

Ajax Design Patterns shows you best practices that can dramatically improve your web development projects. It investigates how others have successfully dealt with conflicting design principles in the past and then relays that information directly to you.

The patterns outlined in the book fall into four categories:

  • Foundational technology: Examines the raw technologies required for Ajax development

  • Programming: Exposes techniques that developers have discovered to ensure their Ajax applications are maintainable

  • Functionality and usability: Describes the types of user interfaces you'll come across in Ajax applications, as well as the new types of functionality that Ajax makes possible

  • Development: Explains the process being used to monitor, debug, and test Ajax applications

Ajax Design Patterns will also get you up to speed with core Ajax technologies, such as XMLHttpRequest, the DOM, and JSON. Technical discussions are followed by code examples so you can see for yourself just what is-and isn't-possible with Ajax. This handy reference will help you to produce high-quality Ajax architectures, streamline web application performance, and improve the user experience.

Michael Mahemoff holds a PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Melbourne, where his thesis was "Design Reuse in Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction." He lives in London and consults on software development issues in banking, health care, and logistics.

"Michael Mahemoff's Ajax Design Patterns is a truly comprehensive compendium of web application design expertise, centred around but not limited to Ajax techniques. Polished nuggets of design wisdom are supported by tutorials and real-world code examples resulting in a book that serves not only as an intermediate to expert handbook but also as an extensive reference for building rich interactive web applications." --Brent Ashley, remote scripting pioneer

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4 out of 5 rating Based on 1 Rating

No Subscribers have provided a review for this book.

Table of Contents

 

Extras

The publisher has provided additional content related to this title.


Description
Content

Visit the catalog page for Ajax Design Patterns

  • Catalog Page

Visit the errata page for Ajax Design Patterns

  • Errata

Download the supplemental electronic content for Ajax Design Patterns

  • Supplemental Content