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Ajax Patterns and Best Practices by Christian Gross

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Introduction

You probably picked up this book because of the buzzwords Ajax, REST, and patterns. You will probably read this introduction and skim through the pages. But I want to stop you from skimming through the pages, at least for a moment. I want you to read this introduction and then decide whether you want to buy the book.

Here are the things you need to know about Ajax:

  • Ajax is an acronym, and the ramifications of the acronym are immense.

  • Ajax is not just about a fat client, JavaScript, XML, or asynchronous behavior, but about developing the next generation of web applications.

  • We are at the beginning of building the next generation of web applications.

You are still reading, and that means I still have your interest, which is a good thing. ...

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