Beginning Ajax with PHP: From Novice to Professional by Lee BabinBeginning Ajax with PHP: From Novice to Professional by Lee Babin

Beginning Ajax with PHP: From Novice to Professional

byLee Babin

Paperback | October 20, 2006

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Ajax breathes new life into web applications by transparently communicating and manipulating data in conjunction with a server-based technology. Of all the server-based technologies capable of working in conjunction with Ajax, perhaps none are more suitable than PHP, the world#151;s most popular scripting language.

Beginning Ajax with PHP: From Novice to Professionalis the first book to introduce how these two popular technologies can work together to create next-generation applications. AuthorLee Babincovers what you commonly encounter in daily web application development tasks, and shows you how to build PHP/Ajax-enabled solutions for forms validation, file upload monitoring, database-driven information display and manipulation, web services, Google Maps integration, and more.

You#151;ll also be introduced to other key topics like conquering cross-platform issues, countering potential security holes, and testing and debugging JavaScript with efficiency. All examples are based on real-world scenarios, so you#151;ll be able to apply what you learn to your own development situations.

Lee Babin is a programmer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he serves as the chief programmer for an innovative development firm duly named The Code Shoppe. He has been developing complex web driven applications since his graduation from DeVry University in early 2002 and has since worked on over 50 custom websites and online ap...
Title:Beginning Ajax with PHP: From Novice to ProfessionalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:October 20, 2006Publisher:APRESS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1590596676

ISBN - 13:9781590596678

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too much code and not enough explanation Too much code and not enough explanation. Babin's examples are often too complex for a beginner and lack the necessary information to properly understand the code. The explanations are quick, short and lack substance. While the basic concepts are covered, I would not recommend this book.
Date published: 2007-01-22

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Ajax
  2. Ajax Basics
  3. PHP and Ajax
  4. Database-Driven Ajax
  5. Forms
  6. Images
  7. A Real-World Ajax Application
  8. Ergonomic Display
  9. Web Services
  10. Spatially Enabled Web Applications
  11. Cross-Browser Issues
  12. Security
  13. Testing and Debugging
  14. The DOM

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Within the hype of the Web 2.0 movement, Ajax is seen as a star technology. . The book is well organized, and the author's writing is fairly easy to follow. . For Ajax to work, the Web application user must be using a device capable of processing JavaScript, and JavaScript processing must be enabled. . This book can help someone who wants to get a basic understanding of Ajax and PHP." (Will Wallace, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (5), May, 2008)