Chapter 4. Adding AJAX to Your Web Development Process

In this chapter

4.1 Changes to the Development Cycle

4.2 Integrating AJAX into a Framework

4.3 JavaScript as a Primary Development Language

4.4 Problems Created by the New Development Paradigm

4.5 Advantages to Using a Library

4.6 Reasons to Build Your Own Library

4.7 How Open Source Fits into the Mix

4.8 Use Case for Building: The Firefox Counter

4.9 Use Case for Downloading: An Intranet Web Site

4.10 Summary

AJAX is not really a new technology, but because it involves new skills and ideas in creating Web pages, it introduces many new difficulties for Web, developers. There are three basic sets of problems:

• Technical aspects of implementing AJAX (covered in Chapters ...

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