Chapter 16. Ten Great Resources

JavaScript and AJAX are phenomenal tools, but one of the most interesting (and frustrating) aspects of Web development is how fast it's changing — and how much there is to learn. Here's a list of ten interesting resources for further exploration. Some are reference sites; some are other libraries and frameworks you may want to investigate. All are resources I think you might enjoy.

Have fun!

jQuery PHP library

http://jquery.hohli.com/

Very frequently you'll write AJAX code with a server-side language, often PHP. This library adds a jquery object to PHP. You can use jQuery-style syntax within PHP, and the library automatically writes the jQuery code and sends it to your browser.

JSAN — JavaScript Archive Network

www.openjsan.org/index.html

This repository for JavaScript code offers a library that simplifies importing multiple scripts. If you want to try something in JavaScript, check here to see whether somebody's already done it. If you come up with a clever new trick, post it here for the community to share.

W3Schools tutorials and examples

www.w3schools.com/default.asp

W3Schools has become a go-to site for tutorials. There are a lot of tutorials about a lot of topics. The quality varies, but most are quite good. Note that some of the tutorials are out of date. Standards have changed over the years, and it's hard to tell which tutorials are following standards from several years ago, and which are using the current best practices. Still, this is a site worth ...

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