Friday, October 7th, 2005
The Beta Book of Pragmatic Ajax has been published and made available at the Pragmatic Programmers home of the book.
We are really excited about getting this out there. For those that are not familiar with the Beta Book process:
A Beta Book is a book that’s still in development. Buy it, and you’ll be able to download successive releases of the PDF as the authors add material and correct mistakes. Then, when the book is finished, you’ll get the final PDF (along with the paper book if you opted for the combo pack). And, like all our PDFs, you’ll get free updates for the lifetime of the edition.
Get information early. Participate in the development of the book.
This was a real success with the Rails book, and the community feedback truly made it a better book.
We are hoping tha the same happens here!
Table of Contents
This is the estimated table of contents for the final book. Not all of the chapters are there in the beta book right now, but they are coming. Your feedback may also influence the final look of the book too.
- Building Rich Internet Applications with Ajax. What is Ajax. Why now? Wither now?
- Ajax In Action. What it means to Ajaxify a web application.
- Google Maps Made Easy. Folks are awed by Google Maps, but it isn’t rocket science (apart from the satellite pictures). See how to implement your own Google Maps-like application using DHTML.
- Ajax Frameworks. Why you need a framework. Introduction to Dojo and Prototype.
- Ajax UI, Part II. Standard patterns. Web forms and effects. A look at the things that you shouldn’t do when deploying Ajax applications.
- Debugging Ajax. Making sure you can debug your ajax application
- Server-side frameworks. Java, .NET, PHP, and Rails
- Beyond Ajax. Mozilla XUL, Microsoft HTA, Flash as an Ajax component.
- Ajax Futures. E4X, Canvas, SVG, JSON.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:39 am