Review: Beginning Ajax with PHP

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Beginning Ajax with PHP (by Lee Babin) is a good introduction to learning JavaScript client-server techniques on the PHP platform.

Some of the scenarios Lee walks you through:
* Sexy client-side Calendars (that can be built / communicate with the server)
* Auto-completion (a la GMail’s compose recipient, etc)
* Form validation (that leverages Ajax)
* Dynamic thumbnail generation
* etc

The book then walks one through creating a real-world Ajax-powered photo gallery app. Lee also touches on interacting with SOAP web services and the Google Maps API.

All in all, definitely worth a read if you are a PHP developer and are looking for a good primer on Ajax-based technologies.

Beginning Ajax with PHP (Amazon)

5 Responses to Review: Beginning Ajax with PHP
  1. Jacob Fogg
    March 24, 2010 | 11:07 am

    Thanks for the great resource! Another book on JavaScript, that is a MUST READ for beginners and experts alike is “JavaScript: The Good Parts” by Douglas Crockford.

    He breaks out a LOT of the best practices with JavaScript, not just telling you what good and bad, but explaining why those things are good and bad.

  2. Jacob Fogg
    March 24, 2010 | 11:07 am

    Thanks for the great resource! On of the other books on JavaScript, that is a MUST READ for beginners and experts alike is “JavaScript: The Good Parts” by Douglas Crockford.

    He breaks out a LOT of the best practices with JavaScript, not just telling you what good and bad, but explaining why those things are good and bad.

  3. chris
    December 8, 2008 | 1:42 pm

    Does this book cover JSON at all?

  4. Jauhari
    January 22, 2008 | 12:40 am

    Perfect Book 😉

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