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Written for experienced web developers, Professional Ajax shows how to combine tried-and-true CSS, XML, and JavaScript technologies into Ajax. This provides web developers with the ability to create more sophisticated and responsive user interfaces and break free from the "click-and-wait" standard that has dominated the web since its introduction. Professional Ajax discuss ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Wrox Press
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Tim Chase
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fpl, javascript, geek, web
Ch 1-5 (AJAX): pretty decent, but a wee bit dated
Ch 6 (XML/XSLT/XPath): weird placement and material in an AJAX book
Ch 7 (RSS/Atom): weird placement, but decent
Ch 8 (JSON): not bad, but could have used more
Ch 9 (Comet): weak
Ch 10 (Maps): one of the highlights of the book
Ch 11 (Debugging): a bit dated, but decent
Ch 12-16: feels a bit like random filler

LOTS of bad server-side code with SQL injections all over the place. They're mentioned in an off-hand paragraph towards the beginning of the book,
Aug 29, 2010 rated it liked it
This is the first "paper" book I read about Ajax.

What I think?
Well, it is not bad as a first read for a beginner, but there are some better books.

What I don't like about it is that it doesn't put a good programming style, which may confuse and build bad programming practices on the readers.
Dec 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Cardeen
Make web applications like desktop application (wow that is cool application)

Aku ada softcopy-nya, kalo pada mo baca ntar aku kasih dech atau ntar aku kasih linknya buat download sendiri...(ho....ho...)
Sep 03, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reference
have to reread this stuff...
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Nicholas C. Zakas is a front-end consultant, author, and speaker. He worked at Yahoo! for almost five years, where he was front-end tech lead for the Yahoo! homepage and a contributor to the YUI library. He is the author of Maintainable JavaScript (O’Reilly, 2012), Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wrox, 2012), High Performance JavaScript
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