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Overview

Great Ajax: Level 1 will teach you the basics of programming aynchronous web applications. You'll begin with the simplest interactions, using XmlHttpRequest. But before long, you'll be building chat servers, working with databases and remote services, and doing it all without the user waiting around or clicking Submit buttons. You'll take on XML and JSON, and use both data formats to make your pages and web apps responsive and user-friendly.

Throughout the course, you'll learn how to think about web apps in a totally different manner. Beyond the syntax of Ajax requests, you'll look into lazy loading, interacting with remote servers, and building apps that respond to user expectations, not just their clicks and typing. You'll also get a handle on the sorts of HTML and CSS considerations you'll need to master to really take your web apps to the next level.

When you buy Great Ajax: Level 1, you get access to an entire video library of lessons-including lessons that aren't available yet! Here's the scoop: we're continually adding new sections in Level 1 that take you further into Ajax and web programming. We're also updating existing lessons and creating new ones in response to your questions, along with special "challenge lessons" that will test your skills. All of this is yours with Great Ajax: Level 1.

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 rating Based on 6 Ratings

"Superb!!" - by rka5285 on 11-MAY-2013
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Very good introduction to Ajax!!
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"Very thorough " - by Scott on 30-SEP-2012
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Very thorough and to the point. Very easy to follow.
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"AJAX" - by Anonymous on 22-APR-2012
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THE BEST VIDEO FOR AJAX
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"Excellent introduction to AJAX" - by Bidochon on 23-DEC-2011
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I have been studying HTML5, jQuery and other related stuff for a few weeks and needed a good introduction to AJAX. I found it with this video. David is taking us slowly through more and more complicated stuff. I also learned about MAMP (worth the video by itself). I will recommend this video for anyone willing to start learning AJAX.
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Table of Contents

Chapter/Selection

Time

Making an Ajax Request

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00:23:38

Setup a Development Environment

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00:19:23

POSTing Asynchronous Messages

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00:35:27

Working with Ajax and XML

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00:22:08

Using JSON data

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00:20:57

Remotely Controlling a Page with JavaScript

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00:31:14

Hash bookmarking

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00:13:56

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