Media praise for Ajax Design Patterns
"...an invaluable resource as your online development begins to get more complex in a demanding world expecting web apps with rich UIs and multifaceted formats (e.g., JSON, SOAP, XML, et al.). I find it to serve equally well as programmer's reference and architecture guide. I rarely rate any books a perfect score, but this certainly is deserving of such a nod. This is truly a masterpiece, and one that no developer doing Web 2.0 work should be without."
-- , The Jason Salas Experience
"I would recommend the Ajax Design Patterns to all those who work or aspire to work on web development projects as an excellent reading and reference resource. "
-- , Slashdot.org
"Best Development Book - 2006 Editors Choice Award"
"...very detailed, but maintains a focus on practical applicaiton. The examples come from real world applications and are supported by annotated illustrations and source code. The author has been able to maintain a remarkable clarity of presentation that makes the book available to a much wider audience than programmers and developers. If you want to get up-to-speed with core Ajax technologies this is the text to have."
-- , Book News
"The book is very nicely put together; the analysis and explanations are well thought through. As it is a book on design patterns for Ajax, it is appropriately geared more toward the explanations than code snippets, but there is still plenty of example code and (as expected) plenty to download or view online."
-- , Amazon.com
"This is not a book that you can quickly breeze through mind you. It will take some time for you to read and understand everything the author is trying to get across, but you will have a greater understanding of how to use Ajax effectively and you probably will go back to this book time and time again after you finally finish it. I've never encountered a book quite so informative, but I'm so glad I did especially on such a topic such as Ajax that will be around for many years to come."
-- , Amazon.com
"True to its promise, the Ajax Design Patterns book, with its more than 70 design patterns, documented in more than 600 pages with encyclopedic detail, is very effective in presenting the AJAX programming knowledge in a reader friendly format."
-- , Pankaj Kumar's Weblog
"Not your typical Ajax book. An excellent reference for those wanting to enhance their web pages."
"This book is all about how to use Ajax. It gives you walkthroughs of how to develop Ajax web applications with straight code and explains what is happening and when its happening. It goes through all of the components of Ajax and basically teaches you how to improve your web sites in various different ways... From HTTP streaming to Live Searching, its all in this book."
-- , MacCompanion
"Each pattern/recipe starts with a basic usage story, followed by the problem statement, the forces that come into play, the actual solution, decisions that need to be addressed, real-world examples, alternatives to this particular feature, related patterns/recipes, and references to more information about the feature. This particular format makes for a very comprehensive discussion of each item, more so than you'd get in a straight tutorial or reference guide. As such, I think it makes for a good addition to the Ajax bookshelf."
-- , Duffbert's Random Musings
"Ajax Design Patterns seems to be the right book at the right time. It covers 60(!) design patterns for Ajax development, classified into four groups: Foundational Technology, Programming, Functionality and Usability, and Development. XMLHTTPRequest Call is a Foundational Technology pattern. Submission Throttling is a programming pattern. Suggestion is a Functionality and Usability pattern. DOM Inspection is a Development pattern....This is an excellent book."
-- , Strategic Developer, InfoWorld
"...although most of the content is available on the Wiki, the text in the book has gone through professional editing and is more readable. Also, the description of most of the patterns run into multiple pages, and it becomes hard to read long articles while connected to the Internet...As an additional bonus, the book includes illustrative diagrams, which I found quite helpful, and at times, funny. Most of the patterns included in the book taught me something new, I did end up with a list of favourites after finishing the book in less than a week...Overall, I would recommend the Ajax Design Patterns to all those who work or aspire to work on web development projects as an excellent reading and reference resource."
-- , Slashdot.org