Media praise for Head Rush Ajax
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"When arriving home after a 10-hour day at the office programming, who has the energy to plow through yet another new facet of emerging technology? If a developer is going to invest free time in self-driven career development, should it not be at least remotely enjoyable? Judging from the content of O'Reilly's new release Head Rush Ajax, the answer is yes Head Rush Ajax is a most enjoyable launchpad into the world of Ajax web applications, well worth the investment in time and money."
-- , Slashdot.org
"If you thought Ajax was rocket science, this book is for you. Head Rush Ajax puts dynamic, compelling experiences within reach for every web developer."
-- , Adaptive Path
"If you are aiming to lay the foundation for your Ajax knowledge and possibly even implementing your own framework, then this is an invaluable read. I give this title full marks for serving its purpose as a Head First book."
-- , Tech Look
"By starting with simple concepts and examples, the book gently takes the reader from humble beginnings to (by the end of the book) where the reader should be comfortable creating AJAX based websites...Probably the best web designer centric book on AJAX."
-- , Killersites.com
-- , TechBookReport.com
"In all, I enjoyed and learned from the 407 pages and the simple, straightforward code examples. I really did. And more importantly, I see where I can use it and what I can use it for. The hidden benefit that I have already found is that because of the images and so forth, it's easy for me to find a reference I have looked for. This isn't a book. This is a companion. If you want to learn AJAX, Head Rush Ajax is where you start."
-- , BayPIGgies
--Taran Rampersad, KnowProSE.com, April 2006
"The Head First Labs crew has done it again in this excellent into to Ajax. The book really gives a great overview of Ajax for both programmers and non-programmers alike. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to pick this up...I highly recommend this book to anyone with little to no understanding of Ajax. Let's pretty up the web, people!"
--M. Thompson, Amazon.com Review, April 2006
"A 'technology-meets-reality' book for web pioneers on the cutting edge."
--Valentin Crettaz, CTO, Condris Technologies
"Head Rush Ajax is the book if you want to cut through all the hype and learn how to make your web apps sparkled your users will love you for it!"
--Kristin Stromberg, Aguirre International
"This stuff is brain candy; I can't get enough of it."
--Pauline McNamara, Center for New Technologies and Education, Fribourg University, Switzerland
--Elisabeth Freeman, Director, Technology, The Walt Disney Internet Group
Coauthor of Head First Design Patterns and Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML