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  • Paperback: 654 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (March 13 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007149216X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071492164
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #633,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Thomas Powell is the founder and principal of Powell Internet Consulting, Inc. a San Diego-based web design firm that specializes in Web research and development and site construction for high-tech companies. He developed the Web Design Certificate Program at UCSD, teaches web publishing classes and serves as senior instructor and faculty advisor in the University's Information Technology Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science from UCLA and a Master's degree in Computer Science from UCSD. Powell is the author of three books: HTML: The Complete Reference and HTML Programmer's Reference for Osborne and Web Site Engineering: Beyond Web Page Design for Prentice Hall.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9ff26f9c) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x9faa5c78) out of 5 stars Not for everyone Feb. 8 2011
By Jonathan Steinmann - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is intended for a computer science class. It's very, very dry, and its really not for everyone. The information doesn't ramp up at all, straight to advanced topics. With that said, it covers some great information, demos debugging throughout, and the author clearly demonstrates his strong knowledge of AJAX. The topics covered are worthy of a read. It's not for beginners to AJAX and/or computer programming. This should be the second book you purchase on the topic, after establishing a basic knowledge of AJAX. Worth a note, the examples use PHP, so if that's not your programming language of choice, then you might want to skip this one.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9faa5ec4) out of 5 stars Excellent refererence, helped finish a project in two weeks March 7 2011
By Ali Julia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am an experienced software engineer who never done any Javascript/Ajax development until three weeks ago. I had a good idea of what I wanted to accomplish, but did not know exactly how to do it. This book was perfect for me.
The book is well organized, and I was able to find what I needed to do without reading the book cover to cover.
Examples were clear and useful, and I was able to adapt them to my own needs easily.

I was able to complete my project in several weeks, much of it thanks to this reference.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9faa7120) out of 5 stars As the title of the book says it... a great reference book Aug. 1 2008
By Keun Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
What I like the most about this book is very detailed explanations on how to attack and solve problems. I also love the way how this book has a lot of examples that are compatible to most of the modern browsers. All examples are already presented on the site that goes along with the book.

The author also give tips on making design decision when making either small or large scale websites. It is very well written with full of examples that come with detailed explanations.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9faa739c) out of 5 stars A "Complete Reference" indeed Aug. 9 2010
By Chris C. Hill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Key features of this outstanding book:

* Powell has deep and mature knowledge of his subject, which he shares generously.
* The text has been well edited -- errata are few and the writing is clear.
* Powell's Javascript is straightforward and cross-browser friendly. Powell is clearly familiar with Crockford-style object-oriented Javascript (a style I happen to like), but he doesn't build his code around it since this could make the code less accessible to many readers.

This is not a quick overview: it's long on detail. This is not a cookbook: ends of chapters assume that beginnings of chapters have been read. But if you're serious about mastering Ajax-type transport techniques, it's invaluable.

I've been a professional Web developer for many years. I've yet to see a better resource for client-side coding.

====== 2014 update ======
This volume is copyright 2008, which makes it six years old now. I usually avoid older technical books because the web changes so quickly: a lot of exploits have occurred and a lot of browser security measures have been implemented over the past six years.

Even so, solutions in this book for some of the toughest web problems still work the first time. Case in point: Ajax under secure sockets. I only googled for half an hour or so, but nothing I found matched the quality of the exposition and examples given in this volume. This is one impressive resource.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9faa7690) out of 5 stars Good AJAX book. July 26 2013
By Paul M. Jarosch - Published on Amazon.com
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While this book covers many topics regarding AJAX, then one large section of creating your own AJAX library was - I think- extraneous.

With so many good AJAX libraries out there - JQuery and Scriptaculous - I don't see the need to creating your own.

Other than that, the other topcis were not only interesting, they were actually useful and relevant.