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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Exploring the JavaScript Client Object Model

Until now you have been working with the client object model for the managed applications. This section takes a look into the JavaScript client object model (referred to as ECMAScript from now on), which provides rich script-based programming support. You can greatly improve the user experience in SharePoint by integrating it with AJAX and the JavaScript client object model.

ECMAScript provides a lot more flexibility than the managed object model and Silverlight since it contains a larger set of libraries, which facilitates user interface development. The entirety of ECMAScript allows you to work on user interface elements of SharePoint as well. Using ECMAScript you can control the ribbon, the SharePoint ...

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