Thursday, June 8th, 2006
The IBM developerWorks site has this new tutorial posted today, a look a the various “Ajax transport methods” – XMLHttpRequest, IFrames, and script tags – what they are, how to use them, and which is best for what situation.
Discover three Ajax data transport mechanisms (XMLHttp, script tags, and frames or iframes) and their relative strengths and weaknesses. This tutorial provides code for both the server side and the client side and explains it in detail to provide the techniques you need to put efficient Ajax controls anywhere you need them.
You’ll either need to register to get to the actual tutorial or you can check out the PDF version of it directly. They start with creating the database foundation for the backend, including the PHP code that you’ll need to interface with it (the code is available for direct download as well). They also create the backend interface, various types of services – plain-text, XML, RSS, RDF, and JSON.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:06 am