Pro Ajax and the .NET 2.0 Platform / Edition 1

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There are a few class libraries recently distributed that open the Ajax door to the .NET Framework 2.0. This book examines how the Ajax technology and the .NET Framework can work in tandem. It thoroughly covers the XMLHttpRequest processes and the .NET 2.0 class libraries, and shows you how to turn theory into practice and concepts into code, with samples that duplicate many new web technologies. With the knowledge you gain from this book, you’ll be ready to put this asynchronous technology to work.

Thanks to the folks at Google, Ajax technology has become a force to be reckoned with. It is a technology that is here and now, just waiting for you to implement it with full impact. Google Maps, Google Suggest, and are just a few of the sites out there that have moved Ajax into the mainstream. More shall be revealed as the technology eases its way into coding.

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.NET wasn't built with Ajax in mind, but it's become a robust platform for Ajax development. Now there's a book that teaches Ajax from the .NET developer's viewpoint.

Author Daniel Woolston is pioneering the use of the new Ajax.NET library in production environments. His production experience shows. For instance, some developers have allowed Ajax to obliterate n-tier application structure. Woolston shows how to use Ajax while maintaining clearly delineated presentation, business, and data layers.

Woolston offers .NET-centered refreshers on JavaScript, XMLHttpRequest, DOM, and CSS. He introduces Ajax.NET, walks through setting up Visual Studio for Ajax development, and then introduces essential techniques ranging from user controls to mapping.

There's a full section on security and performance, from hardening browsers to testing and optimization. Woolston offers a clear-eyed look at Ajax's limitations, culminating with a preview of Microsoft's widely anticipated response to Ajax: Atlas. Bill Camarda, from the September 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590596708
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 7/13/2006
  • Series: Expert's Voice in Web Development Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Woolston is a senior software engineer with a passion for data analysis and visualization. He has written two books, including Pro Ajax and the .Net 2.0 Platform as well as Foundations of BizTalk Server 2006. He has worked with some of the largest corporations in the Midwest implementing a full range of technology solutions. He is also a part-time pro photographer and a full-time hockey dad.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Ajax concepts
Ch. 1 History and revival of Ajax 3
Ch. 2 Introducing JavaScript 15
Ch. 3 The XmlHttpRequest object 41
Ch. 4 N-tier and Ajax 65
Pt. 2 Ajax components
Ch. 5 Rich Internet applications 91
Ch. 6 CSS and the DOM 101
Ch. 7 Ajax frameworks 135
Pt. 3 Concept to code
Ch. 8 Understanding the library 149
Ch. 9 Ajax and Web services 181
Ch. 10 Tagging with Ajax 207
Ch. 11 Cloning Google suggest 227
Ch. 12 User controls and Ajax.NET 257
Ch. 13 Ajax and mapping 271
Ch. 14 Ajax and Web parts 299
Pt. 4 Security and performance
Ch. 15 Ajax and ASP.NET security 329
Ch. 16 Performance 351
Ch. 17 Debugging your application 373
Ch. 18 Ajax and site testing 391
Ch. 19 Ajax usability 409
Pt. 5 Moving forward
Ch. 20 Atlas 425
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2006

    awesome .net book

    finally an ajax book that us .net coders can use. i loved the section on mapping and using virtual earth with ajax.

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