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Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML by Edmond Woychowsky

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Preface

The purpose of the book that you hold in your hands, Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is simply to show you the fundamentals of developing Ajax applications.

What This Book Is About

For the last several years, there has been a quiet revolution taking place in web application development. In fact, it was so quiet that until February 2005, this revolution didn’t have a name, even among the revolutionaries themselves. Actually, beyond the odd mention of phrases such as XMLHttpRequest object, XML, or SOAP, developers didn’t really talk about it much at all, probably out of some fear of being burned for meddling in unnatural forces. But now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no reason not to show how Ajax works. ...

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