Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Ext JS in Action Excerpts and Discount; Ext JS 3.0 RC update

Category: Sencha

Two pieces of news related to Ext JS hit at the same time. Firstly, Ext JS in Action has gone into early access mode, and Jesus Garcia has been kind enough to give the Ajaxian community some exclusive chapters for free: The Component Life Cycle This article is taken from the book Ext JS in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am

4.4 rating from 92 votes

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Book review: “Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks” by Wroblewski

Category: Book Reviews, Books

Usability and design guru Luke Wroblewski knows that web forms suck. More importantly, he knows why – and how to make them suck less. For the past few years, the Yahoo! product design exec has been presenting his ongoing research into the humble HTML form at conferences and on his blog, Functioning Form. I attended Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 4:46 pm

3.8 rating from 34 votes

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Exclusive iPhone in Action Chapter Downloads

Category: iPhone

Now that the NDA has been released, book publishers are finally able to get out their wares. Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline have written iPhone in Action, and have kindly given the Ajaxian community free downloads of a couple of the early access chapters: SDK Programming for Web Developers delves into the introduction to Objective-C Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:26 am
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2.6 rating from 9 votes

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Book review: “JavaScript: The Good Parts” by Crockford

Category: Book Reviews, Books, JavaScript

I heart David Flanagan. I’m making my way through “The Ruby Programming Language” this summer. Its exhaustiveness really satisfies. But a decade ago, my programming Bible was Flanagan’s “JavaScript: The Definitive Guide”. As I transitioned from a career in content to a career in code, “the Rhino book” taught me everything I needed to know Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 3:51 pm

3.9 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Free copies available of the Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocketguide

Category: Adobe

If you have an interest in Adobe AIR, Mike Chambers has 100 free copies of the Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocketguide, and one of them could have your name on it. All you have to do is email him with your name, shipping address, and phone number if you are outside of the US. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:40 am

3.7 rating from 45 votes

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Book review: Advanced Ajax by Lauriat (Part 2 of 2)

Category: Book Reviews, Books

Back in February, I reviewed the first half of Shawn M. Lauriat’s “Advanced Ajax: Architecture and Best Practices” (Prentice Hall, 2008, 360p). The first four chapters of Lauriat’s book, which focused almost exclusively on client-side technologies, impressed me considerably. But it’s taken me several weeks to get through the remainder of the book, and there’s Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 4:51 pm
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3.9 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Book recommendation: Ajax Security by Hoffman and Sullivan

Category: Book Reviews, Books

Reviewers overuse the phrase “required reading,” but no other description fits the new book “Ajax Security” (2007, Addison Wesley, 470p). This exhaustive tome from Billy Hoffman and Bryan Sullivan places the specific security concerns of the Ajax programming model in historical perspective. It demonstrates not only new security threats that are unique to Ajax, but Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:24 pm

4.1 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Excerpt from “Real-World Ajax”

The Ajax Blog as a new post today about the upcoming book from SYS_CON, “Real-World Ajax”, including a think to an excerpt over on the SYS-CON site. The excerpt looks at the Enterprise potential that Ajax has and where it fits in with the other SOAs in an environment. They also talk about some of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:54 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Review of Ajax And Php: Building Responsive Web Applications

Category: Book Reviews

On the Smart Pad Blog today, there’s a book review for the Packt book “Ajax and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications” by Diane Cipollo. This book assumes a working knowledge of PHP, XML, JavaScript and MySQL and that you have PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin and a server such as Apache installed on your computer. In this Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:30 am
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3 rating from 19 votes

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Book Review: Ajax in 10 Minutes

Category: Ajax, Book Reviews

Books can be the lifeblood of any technology, but only if they’re good. To that end, 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. Not being familiar with the Sams “Teach Yourself in 10 Minutes” series, I Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:33 am

3.4 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Understanding Ajax (Prentice Hall)

Category: Ajax

Joshua Eichorn mentions, in this new blog post not only that he’s getting married (congrats!) but also about a new Ajax-related book that he’s been working on: Understanding Ajax (Prentice Hall). The book is finally into production and I’m just starting to get some chapters back from the copy editor. I do have one thing Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:53 am
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3.4 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Ajax Book Review Series

Category: Book Reviews, Books

Our friends over at Relevance, Justin Gehtland and Stuart Halloway, have undertaken the task of reviewing various Ajax-related books with the goal of producing a definitive list of recommended resources for Ajax developers. (Something tells me Justin won’t be giving Pragmatic Ajax a negative review.) Check out the current reviews and check back for more Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:10 am

3.4 rating from 62 votes

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Preview of “Ajax Patterns and Best Practices”

Category: Ajax, Programming

On the Ajax Blog today, there’s a quick bit of a preview of APress’ upcoming Ajax title – “Ajax Best Patterns and Best Practices”. He includes a small review/comments from the book’s page on Amazon and some of the details about the book as well. I’ve been meaning to write about this Ajax book (Ajax Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:07 am
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3.9 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Review of Foundations of Ajax

Category: Ajax has published a review today of one of APress’ latest offerings for the Ajax community – Foundations of Ajax by Ryan Asleson & Nathaniel T. Schutta. I had a basic understanding of what Ajax was before reading this book, in that it was some sort of combination between XML and javascript to present dynamic Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:33 am
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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

APress Advocates Ajax in Two New Books

Category: Ajax, Programming

Hot on the heels of the momentum that Ajax has generated all across the web, book publishers have been clamoring to get as much Ajax-related material out as they can. They’ve looked at a variety of subjects, ranking in skill level from the basic and the simple all the way out to highly complex, creating Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 2:25 pm
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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Packt Publishing: Building Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and PHP

Category: Ajax, Books, PHP, Programming

Packt Publishing will be releasing a new Ajax/PHP book this coming March (2006) – “Building Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and PHP” authored by Cristian Darie, Bogdan Brinzarea, Filip CherecheÅŸ-ToÅŸa, and Mihai Bucica. In it you will learn how to: Build a solid foundation for your next generation of web applications Use better JavaScript code Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:46 pm

4.2 rating from 40 votes

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