Friday, June 23rd, 2006
Books can be the lifeblood of any technology, but only if they’re good. To that end, WebReference.com has posted a new book review of Sams Publishing’s “Ajax in 10 Minutes” book to share if they thought it was up to the task.
They talk about the layout of the book, how it’s divided up into “bite-size lessons” that each take about 10 minutes (hence the name). There are 21 chapters inside of four different sections, each with its own focus and explainations. The reviewer notes, though, that some familiarity with web technologies might be in order to handle some of the concepts presented.
The four sections of the book previous mentioned are a refresher on web technologies, an introduction to Ajax, a look at more complex Ajax functionality (including “gotchas”), and a look finally at toolkits like Prototype, RICO, and XOAD.
Overall, the reviewer found it a good resource, but not for those looking for a complete reference on all things Ajax. It’s a starting place for your Ajax travels, and it prepares you well.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:33 am