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Bulletproof Ajax (Voices That Matter)
Bulletproof Ajax (Voices That Matter)
by Jeremy Keith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.25

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic introduction to AJAX, 21 Aug. 2007
This is going to be a quick review, but this is a great book.

I bought Jeremy Keith's first book DOM Scripting and couldn't wait to read this, the authors second book.

I am a designer but have a have medium ranged skills in PHP and Javascript and found this book slightly below my level, but the code examples were explained enough for the smart newbie.

It certainly wont take your skills up to an advanced level of AJAX but its a fantastic introduction and will not only teach how to build an intermediate AJAX system, but the why and why not.

I can't recommend this book enough for anyone looking to get a foothold of AJAX which is now popping up everywhere on the web.

Really looking forward to the authors third book, which i really hope is in production.


DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model
DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model
by Dave Shea
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.47

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Left me racing to implement these methods on my own sites!, 24 Jan. 2006
Summary: Fantastic book.
Being efficient in XHTML and CSS i wanted to add something to these skills. This book did that. The DOM is something that i knew little about, after reading this book i now have a firm grasp of what can be done. Its not only how to use it, its the why and when that the author describes so fantastically well.
When everyone thinks about Javascript they think usability and accessibility problems straight away. This book addresses these issues extremely well and shows you how to implement clever scripts.
Everything is explained in detail without being patronising. The examples build and build to the final exercise where you put your new found knowledge to use. I couldn't wait to put the book down and go straight to my PC and use these techniques.
Probably the best book i have read and recommend the author to write many more.


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