|Moore, Dana / Budd, Raymond / Benson, Edward|
Professional Rich Internet Applications
AJAX and Beyond
1. Edition March 2007
2007. 566 Pages, Softcover
- Practical Approach Book -
ISBN 978-0-470-08280-5 - John Wiley & Sons
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Now you can provide users with the same rich experience and functionality on the web that they've become accustomed to on the desktop computer. This book will show you how to take AJAX and Ruby on Rails to the next level by combining numerous cutting-edge technologies in order to develop full-fledged web applications. It explores a number of frameworks and in-browser APIs while providing code for your own implementations.
You'll gain a thorough understanding of the underlying design principles behind professional Rich Internet Application (RIA) development and the various tools that are available to accomplish your design goals. You'll break down an application into client-side and server-side technologies, and you'll take advantage of key concepts such as mashups, auto-completion, and tagging for social sites.
What you will learn from this book
* How to develop RIAs in Java(r), Ruby, and Python(r)
Tips for enhancing your productivity and debugging your application
Techniques for solving common issues in web applications when building a RIA
All about the higher-level themes and development packages that build on top of RIA technologies
How to develop, deploy, and control third-party access to your RIA
Who this book is for
This book is for software developers interested in practical solutions to real-world problems. You should have some familiarity with Python, Java, or Ruby on Rails.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
From the contents
Part I: An Introduction to RIAs.
Chapter 1: What Characterizes Rich Internet Applications?
Chapter 2: RIA Foundations.
Chapter 3: The Programmable Web: The Mashup Ecosystem.
Chapter 4: Getting Started: Creating Your First RIA.
Part II: RIAs Explored.
Chapter 5: Debugging the Client Side.
Chapter 6: The Model-View-Controller (MVC) Pattern.
Chapter 9: An Introduction to ideaStax.
Part III: RIA Development in Depth.
Chapter 10: Form Validation.
Chapter 11: Form Usability.
Chapter 12: Drag and Drop.
Chapter 13: User Interaction, Effects, and Animation.
Chapter 14: Tagging and Rating (I): Creating an Infrastructure.
Chapter 15: Tagging and Rating (II): Using Social Capability.
Part IV: Advanced Selected Topics.
Chapter 16: Providing an API.
Chapter 17: RIA Widgets.
Chapter 18: Rich Immersive Environments.
Part V: Appendix.
Appendix: Dojo Validation Functions and Flags.