Appendix A. The Ajax craftsperson’s toolkit

Ajax is a very easy technology to work with. The toolset required to get the job done is minimal, and it is possible to develop complex Ajax applications using nothing more than a web browser, a text editor, and access to a web server—either on your development machine or through your ISP or hosting provider. Nonetheless, tools are important to programmers, and toolsets are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

As yet, there are no dedicated Ajax IDEs, although these will probably appear in time. Several development tools do, however, offer support for some parts of the Ajax development process. In this appendix, we present an overview of the types of tools available and how they can help you to work ...

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