Michael Mahemoff holds a Ph.D in Computer Science and Software Engineering from The University of Melbourne, where his thesis was on "Design Reuse in Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction". He lives in London and consults on software development issues in banking, healthcare, and logistics.
Ajax Design Patterns: Creating Web 2.0 Sites with Programming and Usability Patternsby Michael Mahemoff
Ajax Design Patterns shows you best practices that can dramatically improve your web development projects. It investigates how others have successfully dealt with conflictingdesign principles in the past and then relays that information directly to you.
The patterns outlined in the book fall into four categories:
- Foundational technology: Examines the raw technologies required for Ajax development
- Programming: Exposes techniques that developers have discovered to ensure their Ajax applications are maintainable
- Functionality and usability: Describes the types of user interfaces you'll come across in Ajax applications, as well as the new types of functionality that Ajax makes possible
- Development: Explains the process being used to monitor, debug, and test Ajax applications
Ajax Design Patterns will also get you up to speed with core Ajax technologies, such as XMLHttpRequest, the DOM, and JSON. Technical discussions are followed by code examples so you can see for yourself just what is-and isn't-possible with Ajax. This handy reference will help you to produce high-quality Ajax architectures, streamline web application performance, and improve the userexperience.
Michael Mahemoff holds a PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Melbourne, where his thesis was "Design Reuse in Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction." He lives in London and consults on software development issues in banking, health care, and logistics.
"Michael Mahemoff's Ajax Design Patterns is a truly comprehensive compendium of webapplication design expertise, centered around but not limited to Ajax techniques. Polished nuggets of design wisdom are supported by tutorials and real-world code examples resulting in a book thatserves not only as an intermediate to expert handbook but also as an extensive reference for building rich interactive web applications."
--Brent Ashley, remote scripting pioneer
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Are you a developer, designer and manager who wants to know how Ajax is being used in the real world? If you are, then this book is for you. Author Michael Mahemoff, has done an outstanding job of writing a 2nd edition of a book that shows you what¿s possible and what¿s not with Ajax, and how Ajax is being used in the real world. Michael, begins with a prelude to the patterns. Then, the author outlines the building blocks at the heart of any Ajax application. Next, he focuses on the technical qualities of software, in particular maintainability, robustness, and performance. The author also focuses on the usability of Ajax applications. Finally, he discusses why development patterns are not things in the same sense as the patterns in previous patterns, but processes you can use to aid development. Because of the reference-like nature of the patterns, this most excellent book is accessible to people from different backgrounds. More importantly, this book doesn¿t assume you know any particular server-side environment.