Books


Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Bulletproof Ajax

Category: Books

Bulletproof Ajax is a new book by Jeremy Keith (of DOM Scripting fame). This book is slightly different that many of the other Ajax books in that it is targeted on the design side. The website that accompanies the book has some good examples to look at, so check it out and see if it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:49 am
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3.3 rating from 41 votes

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Prototype docs – Developer Notes Updated, O’Reilly Resources

Category: Books, Prototype, Rails

Apparently Santa was listening to my request for more docs in this last post: Sergio Pereira has updated his outstanding developer notes for Prototype to cover 1.5rc2. Scott Raymond and Sergio also worked together to create the Prototype Quick Reference, a PDF that expands on Sergio’s web site. The PDF will also be updated to Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 8:02 am
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3.8 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Beginning Google Maps Sample Chapters

Category: Books, Mapping

Beginning Google Maps Applications has a couple of sample chapters to peruse. The sample chapters currently available cover: Interaction: Now that you have your first interactive Google Maps web application, grab aGPS and start looking for geocaches to add to your map! Get your friends involved, too, and show off what you’ve learned. Geocoding: This Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:41 am
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3.9 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Ajax and Security – Discuss

Category: Books, Editorial, Remoting, Security, Testing, The Ajax Experience

Often when you hear discussions regarding Ajax and security, its said that the issues remain the same as they were ten years ago: don’t trust user input, don’t expose sensitive data without encryption, code for security from day one, never display system errors messages, etc. While that is all true and good, one thing I Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 8:00 am
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3.4 rating from 41 votes

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Practical Design in Ajax by Sarah Nelson and David Verba

Category: Books, CSS, Design, The Ajax Experience, UI, Usability

Sarah Nelson and David Verba of Adaptive Path presented Practical Design for Ajax, a very good overview of many of the design and user experience issues in web development. They covered a lot of ground in 90 minutes and still had some good concrete examples. There were also several book recommendations to explore issues more Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:32 pm
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3.7 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

“Beginning Ajax With ASP.Net” Released

Category: .NET, Books

Wrox Press has published “Beginning Ajax with ASP.Net” by Wally McClure, Scott Cate, Paul Glavich, and Craig Shoemaker. The book is suitable for Ajax newbies who work with .Net (as well as those who do have some Ajax experience), as the first five chapters are pure Ajax overview. Beyond that, several .Net frameworks are overviewed, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:45 pm
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2.9 rating from 47 votes

Friday, August 25th, 2006

New Friday for Friday: GWT

Category: Ajax, Books, Google, Remoting

Dave Thomas over at the Pragmatic Programmer let us know about a new Friday (i.e., short book that can be read entirely in a Friday afternoon) that they’ve published: Google Web Toolkit, by Ed Burnette. Dave was kind enough to provide us with an excerpt for distribution to our readers: Chapter 5 — Remote Procedure Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:19 am
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4.1 rating from 36 votes

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Book Review – Ajax Patterns and Best Practices

Category: Book Reviews, Books, Design

Digg this review! Christian Gross’ Ajax Patterns and Best Practices is a quality book for the intermediate to advanced ajax programmer who is looking to expand their skills. This is definitely not a beginner’s introduction to ajax, as once you get past the first three chapters or so Gross dives into some heavy duty patterns Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:53 pm
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3.7 rating from 41 votes

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Ajax Design Patterns Book

Category: Books

The “Ajax Design Patterns” book is now out and I’ve added some overview info to the AjaxPatterns wiki. It’s published by O’Reilly, written by myself (Michael Mahemoff), and consists of 655 pages with 70 patterns and introductory material. Part 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Introducing Ajax. Expains how Ajax came about, overviews the technology, and identifies Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:44 pm
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4.1 rating from 28 votes

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Amazon’s Ajax-enabled Book Reader

Category: Books, Showcase

Amazon.com has always been on the leading edge when it comes to enhanced web technologies, and their latest offering is no different. Next time you’re looking around the site, keep an eye out for the cover images with the “Search Inside” message on them – a click there will lead you to Amazon’s new Ajax-enabled Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:58 pm
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3.8 rating from 38 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
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3.4 rating from 62 votes

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Ruby on Rails 1.1 released – RJS Template, Easy XML Serialization, and More

Category: Books, Examples, Library, Prototype, Ruby

Ruby on Rails 1.1 has been released with an impressive set of new features for a point release. For a comprehensive list of new features, check out Scott Raymond’s post or the official annoucement. The Ajax related features include: RJS templates – Javascript generation in Ruby for common Ajax updates. Now in addition to .rhtml Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 11:52 am
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3.7 rating from 59 votes

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Excerpt from Professional Ajax covering XML, XPath, and XSLT

Category: Ajax, Books, JavaScript

Webreference.com has posted part one of an excerpt from the book Professional Ajax, covering XML, XPath, and XSLT. The chapter covers loading XML into the DOM, using XPath to select nodes, and transforming XML into HTML with XSLT. Here are some reviews from around the web – the general consensus seems to be positive. Sreejith’s Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:47 am
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3.5 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Quality JavaScript from Scratch

Category: Articles, Books, JavaScript, Programming

A Free, Long (80 pages+) Excerpt from Sitepoints Upcoming JavaScript Book

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:45 am
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3.5 rating from 33 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
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4.2 rating from 40 votes

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Free Book Chapter: Google Maps API and Ajax

Category: Books

The Pragmatic Programmers recently released a short title in their new Pragmatic Fridays set of short books. Their latest book is devoted to the Google Maps API, and the Pragmatic Programmers have given the chapter on Ajax for Ajaxian.com members to download for free. Scott Davis, the author, gets deep into the API, and covers: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:46 am
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3.6 rating from 91 votes