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Web Development with JavaScript and Ajax Illuminated

Author(s): Richard Allen, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Kai Qian, PhD, Southern Polytechnic State University
Lixin Tao, Pace University
Xiang Fu, Hofstra University
  • ISBN-13: 9780763754891
  • Paperback    497 pages      © 2009
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Web Development with JavaScript and AJAX Illuminated provides readers with the cutting-edge techniques needed for web development in Web 2.0.  It is ideal for the undergraduate student delving into the world of web development or novice web developers looking to further their understanding of JavaScript and Ajax.  This text illustrates how to create dynamic, interactive web applications with ease and interesting real-world case studies throughout the text offer students a glimpse of actual web development scenarios. AJAX is quickly becoming the number one tool in the Web industry.  Make sure you are up to speed.

Instructor's materials, including PowerPoint lecture slides, answer to exercises found within the text, and PowerPoint figures and tables, are available.  Contact your sales representative for more information.

Key topics include: Introduction to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, HTML, XHTML, and JavaScript, AJAX Basics, Server Side Technology, AJAX with database, and much more! 

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Features & Benefits

A Visual QuickStart Guide within the text provides:

  • Easy visual approach diagrams and screen shots to guide readers through JavaScript and AJAX.
  • Concise steps-by-step explanations allow readers to move through the text with ease
  • Allows readers to easily understand the concept of asynchronous Http requests in Ajax

Hands-on labs throughout the text allow students to learn by doing real-world based exercises.

Case studies throughout offer a glimpse at accurate and actual scenarios.

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for courses in Web Design and Development, Internet Programming, JavaScript, and AJAX within the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Information Systems.

Chapter 1  Ajax Defined
Chapter 2  Web Pages Using Web Standards
Chapter 3  XML - The X in Ajax
Chapter 4  JavaScript and the Document Object Model
Chapter 5  Web Remoting Techniques - the A in Ajax
Chapter 6  Dojo Toolkit
Chapter 7  Ajax Challenges and Best Practices
Chapter 8  Ajax Case Study
Chapter 9  The Future of Web Applications
Chapter 10  Appendix

Richard Allen-Georgia Tech Research Institute

Mr. Richard Allen is currently a Lead Architect at Genuine Parts Company. His previous positions include Research Engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute and Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems. He has many years experience in Java Web and enterprise application development including Ajax applications. He is co-author of the textbook “Java Web Development Illuminated” with Jones and Bartlett. Richard has a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering.

Kai Qian, PhD-Southern Polytechnic State University

Dr. Kai Qian is a professor of computer science & software engineering department at Southern Polytechnic State University. He received the Ph.D. of computer science and engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990. He has taught “Software Architecture and Design” courses in the undergraduate and graduate levels for years. He is the author of the textbook “Component-Oriented Programming” with Wiley & Sons, and “Java Web Application Illuminated” with Jones and Bartlett. He has published many journal and conference papers in the areas of software architecture and design, component-based software engineering, distributed computing, and computer vision.

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Lixin Tao-Pace University

Dr Lixin Tao, IEEE senior member, professor of computer science at Pace university in New York. He completed his Ph.D in computer science from University of Pennsylvania in 1988. His research area covers internet computing, CBSE, parallel and distributed computing. He was architect of large scale software projects for IBM.

Xiang Fu-Hofstra University

Dr. Xiang Fu is an assistant professor at Hofstra University. He received his Ph.D in computer science from University of California at Santa Barbara in 2004. He taught software engineering courses and published extensively in software verifications and Web services areas.

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ISBN-13: 9780763754891

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