20 Excellent Websites for Learning Ajax

Dec 11 2008 by Jacob Gube | 26 Comments

Ajax (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a technology that allows for for highly-interactive and responsive browser-based applications. By leveraging the XMLHttpRequest object, seamless communication with the server can be achieved for a smooth and dynamic user experience.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about Ajax, there are many sites out there that’ll help you "grok" Ajax and the various technologies surrounding it. Here are 20 top-notch websites that cover the subject of Ajax.

1. Ajax resource center (developerWorks)

Ajax resource center (developerWorks) - screen shot.

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25 Excellent Ajax Techniques and Examples

Jun 2 2008 by Jacob Gube | 101 Comments

Ajax allows for rich-internet applications that mimic the responsiveness and complex user interfaces typically associated with desktop applications. Moving applications to the web browser opens many possibilities, including the ability to save user data, connecting with other users for collaboration and sharing, and making deployment and using the application easier since web browsers are standard-issue with most computers regardless of operating system.

If you’re interested in expanding your understanding of Ajax techniques and practices, check out these 25 hand-picked Ajax articles and tutorials that outline various methods and concepts involved in the development of Ajax-based applications. Though most are geared for budding and intermediate developers, veterans might find a trick or two they haven’t encountered before.

1. Ajax RSS reader

Ajax RSS reader - Screenshot

Build a simple RSS reader that takes remote XML data from RSS feeds using Ajax, PHP, and MySQL. This example allows users to view feed content from multiple sources in one page. At the bottom of the article, you’ll find an animated demonstration of the RSS reader.

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40 Excellent Resources for JavaScript Coders

Apr 10 2008 by Jacob Gube | 23 Comments

photo provided by Dmitry Baranovskiy - the JavaScript Code

Are you an advanced JavaScript coder looking for more sites to sharpen your coding prowess? Maybe you’re a web designer wanting to double as a developer (or at least know enough to add a bit of rich content into your designs). Either way, if you’re looking for more information on the topic of JavaScript, the following resources are worth a gander.

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