The author avoids needless theory and rhetoric throughout the book, moving you through the topics at a fast pace. He incorporates several real-world examples to help you gain valuable practical experience as you learn. Practical Prototype and script.aculo.us is completely up to date and features server-side examples written in PHP that show the framework can be used effectively in more environments than just Ruby on Rails.
- Leverage script.aculo.us to turbo charge your dynamic UIs.
What youll learn
- How to use all of the basic timesaving/convenience functions of Prototype
- How to use enumberables to speed up looping, arrays, etc.
- How to enhance your Ajax applications with Prototype
- How Prototype makes working with events and DOM elements a cinch
- How script.aculo.us fits into DOM Scripting/DHTML
- How to make use of the basic effects available in script.aculo.us
- Mastery of UI controls and drag and drop in script.aculo.us
- How to treat Prototype and script.aculo.us as a platform
- How to use Prototype and script.aculo.us effectively with PHP and other server-side setups besides Ruby on Rails
Who this book is for