And the rest, as they say, is history. Ajax is generating a lot of interest now, and a lot of good code is getting written by the people behind Prototype, Rico, Dojo, qooxdoo, Sarissa, and numerous other frameworks, too plentiful to count. Actually, we do try to count them, in appendix C. We think weve rounded up most of the suspects. And Ive never had so much fun playingI mean workingwith computers.
We have not arrived yet. The field is still evolving. I was amazed to see just how much when I did the final edits in September on the first chapter that I wrote back in May! Theres still a lot of thinking to be done on this subject, and the next year or two will be exciting. Ive been very lucky to have Eric and Darren on the book piece of the journey with me so far.
We hope you will join usand enjoy the ride.
One thing I liked about this book was that the authors discuss potential security issues when using Ajax and several possible ways to close these security holes.
In summary, although at first it seems useful, this book is rather too much hot air and not enough action.
The first chapter was a good introduction to the need for AJAX. After that, I never could figure out where the discussion of the basics of AJAX was. Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by Stinger51
So you are going to read a book about Ajax and wonder if does make sense to read this one or another one like Ajax in Practice from Manning, or Head Rush Ajax, Professional Ajax,... Read morePublished on June 29, 2009 by Ionel Condor
This one thick book that covers AJAX quite well. It discusses the meaning and history of the mesh of technologies that make up AJAX, various techniques and even covers some sample... Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by Leo Mckenzie III
I read through some other user reviews before digging into this, and I noticed one major flaw in most of the lower-rated reviews: none of the reviewers seem to understand Ajax, nor... Read morePublished on April 27, 2009 by Joseph Flores
I tried reading the book (up to chapter 8) still could not find a piece of useful information written properly or completely. Vague writing. Read morePublished on March 22, 2009 by Elar Alexander
This book covers lots of ground coming in at 600 pages of real content. I almost gave this book 3 stars until I re-read it. Read morePublished on August 21, 2008 by Clint Pachl
But I really liked this book. Read more
I've bought the portuguese version of this book (AJAX em Ação), and I agree that it was incorrectly named. Read morePublished on March 12, 2008 by Jerônimo Silva