Chapter 1. jQuery and Ajax Integration in Django

We will be working with the leading Python web framework, Django, on the server side, and jQuery-powered Ajax on the client side. During the course of this book, we will cover the basic technologies and then see them come together in an employee intranet photo directory that shares some Web 2.0 strengths.

There is more than one good JavaScript library; we will be working with jQuery, which has reached acceptance as a standard lightweight JavaScript library. It might be suggested that Pythonistas may find much to like in jQuery: jQuery, like Python, was carefully designed to enable the developer to get powerful results easily.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Discuss Ajax as not a single technology but a technique ...

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