- Paperback: 680 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (Nov. 3 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932394613
- ISBN-13: 978-1932394610
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.6 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #969,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ajax in Action Paperback – Nov 3 2005
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About the Author
Dave Crane is an Ajax authority and lead author of the best-selling Ajax in Action. He is currently senior developer for UK-based Historic Futures Ltd., developing the next generation of socially responsible supply-chain systems using Ajax to link rural cooperatives and multinational corporations.
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Unfortunately dot Ca does not have it, and I can't order it from unknown seller Mrs. Inga from USA...
I found it at Indigo/Chapters, online, free delivery: CAD $40.83
I put 5 stars. Why should we have different stars in Canada, USA?!
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The biggest drawback is security coverage. Security issues in the AJAX world have really unfolded since this book was first published. This title does dedicate about 30 pages (chapter 7) to security. The author touches on the basics, like securely parsing XMLHttpRequest response data. However, I would highly recommend Ajax Security for a more in-depth study. "AJAX Security" is almost the size of this book, but entirely dedicated to security and about 2 years newer.
The book concludes with five big example applications. The fourth example implements a live search. It employs XSLT for XML parsing and presentation, which really piqued my interest. For me, the live search example is the highlight of the book.
To be sure, the authors certainly know their stuff. This book contains useful chapters on topics like refactoring, RSS feeds and security issues. But if you are looking for a basic tutorial that will get you up to speed quickly I would suggest the "AJAX For Dummies" book. At about half the cost and size, it's a much better read. Put this together with Larry Ullman's "Building a Web Site with AJAX" and you will have a solid foundation to build on. After that you might want to come back to this book and dive into the advanced topics.
It teaches you generally what has to be done in order to get AJAX things to work, but the really good thing about AJAX is XMLHTTPREQUEST, which I don't think they explained adequately enough.
Overall, a good book, but I'm thinking about getting Professional AJAX as it deals with more PHP and better examples (from what I've read at the local bookstore) for real life application.