- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Brainysoftware.com (Dec. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0975212869
- ISBN-13: 978-0975212868
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,872,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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AJAX and Flash Development with OpenLaszlo: A Tutorial Paperback – 1 Dec 2005
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About the Author
Chris Coremans is a senior Java Web developer for Torex Mutual.
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The reason I bought this book, is because I expected to get a deeper understanding on openlaszlo, and an easier to follow description of more advanced concepts, than the one provided on the online documentation.
I got the book about an hour ago, I browsed thru it, but I have to say I am disappointed: off the 300+ pages about a half are API's, which you can get online easily. The page numbers on the Table of contents are messed up: All references from Chap 11 thru the index are page 197 ! (Please next time: somebody look at the table of contents before printing the book !
If you did not look into openlaszo yet, and you are just interested in how you can make great looking UI's using open source technologies, I still think this book is worth reading, but if you already spend a fair amount reading thru the online docu, this book is probably not for you.
Actually, the book says it is a tutorial .. probably I just need to wait for a reference book, so I still give it three stars.
Unfortunately, errors in the book make it more of a liability than an advantage to own this book. The inaccurate contents, index, and typesetting errors are mostly just annoying, but it is shocking a publisher would let such blantant errors get through. Far more problematic for a professional programmer are the errors in the content. We thought we had actually found some valuable information in the book regarding working with data, that was not in the online documentation. After wasting a day of programming, we discovered the reason the feature wasn't in the online docs is that it was never in Laszlo to start with.
I strongly recommend sticking with the online documentation, user forums, etc. and not bother with this book.
The books is just a reprint of online documentation. Each chapter just reprints the tag/attributes/methods. The examples the author gives are so simple that they don't teach me anything more than the documentation.
Then finally comes the last chapter that teaches how to integrate google map. The author thanks to Manabu Togawa for allowing him to reprint it on the book. He did just reprint the code and didn't give any explanation of the code.
I doubt that author has done anything in OpenLaszlo himself.
And ajax is in the title of this book.
But after I got the book, it just metioned what is ajax (I know that very well) . There is nothing about AJAX in openLaszlo( I am eager to know).
What in it is all about the tag description from openlaszlo.
I felt that I was misleaded and lied by the auther.
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