Introduction

Scriptin’ with JavaScript and Ajax is the third in a series of books aimed at introducing designers and programmers to the process of developing browser-based interfaces. The first, Stylin’ with CSS, focuses on the structure and styling of content, and the second, Codin’ for the Web, focuses on the three-tier architecture of browser, middleware, and database that are the core components of almost every Web site.

The focus of this third book is JavaScript, and a JavaScript-based programming technique called Ajax that dramatically improves communication between the user’s browser and the Web server. The goal of this book is to teach you how to use JavaScript and Ajax to develop sophisticated and responsive user interfaces for today’s ...

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