Introduction

Many of today's web development books and articles cover single aspects of the development life cycle, delving only into specific features rather than looking at the whole picture.

In this book, we will develop a complete web application. Although we will be using various third-party libraries and tools to aid in development, we will be developing the application from start to finish.

The focus of this book is on Web 2.0, a catchphrase that has been in use for a few years now and is typically used to refer to web sites or web applications that have particular characteristics. Some of these characteristics include the following:

  • Correctly using HTML/XHTML, CSS, and other standards
  • Using Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) to ...

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