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That's where this book steps in. It makes learning Ajax fun and easy -- a great place to start! Visual QuickProject Guides focus on a single project. In this case the project is creating a business employee directory, like an address book.
What's being created is a better, new kind of Web site. Read more Read less. From the Back Cover Ajax is at the heart of the Web 2. In addition to writing, Larry develops dynamic Web applications, conducts training seminars, and is an Extension Instructor for the University of California at Berkeley. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. See all free Kindle reading apps. Don't have a Kindle? Customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? Amazon calculates a product's star ratings based on a machine learned model instead of a raw data average.
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The actual content is useful as a tutorial but I have some reservations about the concept. Use Amazon Look-inside and you will notice the typography is appalling, probably the worst I've ever seen.
From another book I have, it does seem Peachpit are trying to push some boundaries but unfortunately they don't succeed in pushing them forwards, but rather backwards into the nursery. The book is pages long but represents maybe 50 pages of adult layout. Even then there is quite a bit of repetition. So it really is very short. I know it's cheap but you may expect more than you would get from a typical Internet article.
It uses a 3 stage "this is what you need to do", "let's do it", "now review it" approach which is really helpful.
The two minor drawbacks are that it's written by a Mac user who knows little about Windows and it really doesn't say too much about the use of CSS. Code samples in the Ajax chapters are not complete. I have to agree somewhat with Charlie, who gave this book one star. While this is a good introduction to Ajax, parts of the code were missing in the Ajax versions, so after I typed in all the code in the Ajax-based chapters and tested them, they only brought up the non-Ajax versions.
However, when I replaced the code I typed from the Ajax-based chapters with the downloadable code from the book's website, it worked. I compared that code with the Ajax examples in the book and sure enough, there were missing snippets of code. Of course, this book isn't the ultimate "bible" of Ajax and the author didn't mean it to be that way.
He uses a unique format to show the concepts of building pages in two steps. The printed code examples are supported by an on-line site where the code can be downloaded to avoid typing. And, since I am a Mac aficionado, it is refreshing to see screen shots that show he uses a Mac and makes no apologies for it. I own this book, it is a good book on designing visual pleasing php based sites with easy updating of pages without needing to refresh the page for new content, updating databases etc..
BUT with the recent advances in jQuery and Twitter Bootstrap this book is rather outdated as AJAX by itself as a term you really don't need to code for anymore as others have done all that for you. I wouldn't spend a whole lot of money on this book, more than 10 dollars and it wouldn't be worth the price in my opinion. When it first came out, YES but now I don't think so. There are other books of Larry's that go into what this book does and so much more.
Load more international reviews. I must admit I was disappointed when I first opened this book. Clean, simple and elegant. One person found this helpful. Generally I find the Visual QuickProduct series quite useful and well organized.
They are for those who want to just scratch the surface though, so some more-in-depth material is useful if you want to get down to the nuts and bolts of an application.
This particular Visual QuickProject has one slight flaw in that it presents each project step by step - usually each step occupies two or more pages - so you have flip back and forth to put the steps together to get the big picture. The projects are generically useful and cover many areas where AJAX is a useful tool.
This will not be the last thing you want to read about Ajax, but it should be the first. Great introduction: clearly written, easy to follow sample code, and thankfully concise. The author has put up a supporting web site. There's a forum and the author responds to questions. He has also provided all the sample code on the site. You can also copy and paste the SQL statements to create the database, tables, and insert the sample data.
Larry's books are very well written, explaining things, showing code etc. I learned lots from this book. I am one that likes to code along with the book and it was laid out very clearly. Not super used to Kindle sorts of publications yet and not real sure that Kindle layouts are purposefully thought through.
The graphics were small and one had to tap then zoom in to bring in the picture so it could be seen better. There must be a better way. Overall the content was excellent however. Very good resource, it is a very good book and I highly recommend it. It is designed for people who know web programming but are want to learn Ajax, and it has helped me.
I received the book promptly from the seller. It was received in new condition. As for the contents, the entire page book contains less information than a typical chapter of 40 pages or so of a REAL book. This book uses very large type with a large potion of white space on each page.
Also, The examples have no continuity and seem to be missing portions of the code. This is so bad that it makes the examples detriment to learning the information the example represents. Some of the explanations were good but weren't integrated into the examples in a way that the reader can understand the proper usage.
I could not recommend this book to anyone and wished I could recover what I spent for it. Step by step book that walks through use of ajax. Book could be longer with more detail but not a bad instructional book. Of course it is not a Bible for this technology, but a very very handy book which gived the basic idea.
I haven't been successful transferring the files to my remote server. I keeping trying. You've read the top international reviews.
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