"The core technologies of Ajax are quite straightforward; the hard part is applying them in the real world. Fortunately, the authors have been putting Ajax into practice since long before the term ‘Ajax’ was even coined. Enterprise AJAX offers excellent coverage of issues rarely explained to date, but frequently encountered by enterprise developers—including architecting of Ajax applications, and how to deal with such concerns as usability, security, and reliability."
-DR. MICHAEL MAHEMOFF, PH.D. author of Ajax Design Patterns (AjaxPatterns.org)
"Just when you thought you knew all you need to know about Ajax, Dave, Alexei, and Andre force open your cranium and unload a dumptruck full of Enterprise Ajax techniques, best practices, and hard-earned expert insight onto your brain. If you want to mix some serious Ajax into your serious business applications, the solid information and advice you get from this book will let you do so with confidence."
-BRENT ASHLEY, Web Developer and Ajax Pioneer
"I can’t think of any better authors for a book on Enterprise AJAX. The book is sure to be a valuable reference for developers the world over working on the next generation of web applications."
-MATT MCKENZIE, Software development manager, LiveCycle, Adobe Systems Inc.
-CHRISTIAN VAN EEDEN, Senior Application Specialist, Schenker DB Logistics
BUILD RELIABLE, SCALABLE, ENTERPRISE-CLASS WEB APPLICATIONS WITH AJAX
Writing for enterprise developers, architects, and user interface specialists, the authors explain why AJAX offers such great promise in large-scale development. Next, they systematically introduce today’s key AJAX techniques and components.
You'll walk through developing frameworks for building AJAX applications that combine data tables, Web forms, charts, search, and filtering: the very systems businesses depend on in CRM, ERP, BI, and beyond. Then, building on this strong foundation, the authors identify proven AJAX architectural patterns, and present case studies drawn from actual .NET and Java AJAX applications. Coverge includes
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Dave Johnson Dave is the co-founder and CTO of Nitobi Software, a Vancouver-based AJAX component vendor and consulting firm. Dave spends most of his time on architecting and building high performance AJAX components for use in web-based applications. A core focus of Nitobi is building AJAX components and user interfaces that deliver real value to customers through increased productivity and higher efficiency. Dave has spoken around the world about AJAX and web development, including AJAXWorld 2006, XTech 2007, and JavaOne 2007. Dave has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia and is completing his Ph.D. at Imperial College London.
Alexei White Alexei is a developer, designer, and user-experience advocate. As product manager for component tools at Nitobi and a long-time developer of AJAX components and applications, he tries to find ways to build web applications that are faster, cheaper, and that users love. He is the primary architect of RobotReplay (www.robotreplay.com), a next generation web-analytics tool by Nitobi and SayZu (www.sayzu.com), an AJAX-driven, up-and-coming web survey service. At Nitobi, he has been involved in the design and development of many mission-critical and largescale web applications with an emphasis on rich, AJAX-driven interfaces. Alexei has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of British Columbia, and he lives in Vancouver.
Andre CharlandAndre Charland co-founded Nitobi in 1998 after working for several other Internet startups. As president and CEO, he is directly involved in software development and has successfully executed more than 100 development projects. He was also an early proponent of the building blocks of AJAX. Andre has spoken widely on AJAX, blogging, and web usability. He has been quoted internationally in the media on blogging for business and maintains his own blog at http://captainajax.com. Charland is on the board of BALLE BC and co-founder of the Social Tech Brewing Co.
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WHY DO YOU NEED THIS BOOK?
This book takes slightly different approach than other AJAX books in that we try to present a well rounded discussion – one that includes (of course) a lot of advice about programming, but also a fair amount of discussion on issues such as application usability, accessibility and internationalization. It also includes a framework for assessing risk in an AJAX development project and even spotlights some developers in the field using AJAX in real enterprise applications to see what can be learned from their experiences.
Most of this content has been derived from our years of first-hand experience in building AJAX applications and user-interface components over at Nitobi (http://www.nitobi.com). We feel that this represents an excellent cross-section of the knowledge we've acquired during this time, and should serve as a useful resource for any developer hoping to include AJAX in their development projects.
WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?
Enterprise AJAX has been written with intermediate to advanced server-side developers in mind (be they Java, Object Oriented PHP, or ASP.NET). Many of the concepts in the book have been adopted from the time honoured software engineering patterns introduced by the Gang of Four*, and readers would benefit from a basic understanding of software design patterns, or at least an interest in learning more about them - as they are applied throughout the book. We hope that delivering AJAX in a familiar way using patterns will help the more experienced developer understand the concepts and ideas more easily.
*Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, Gamma, Helm, Johnson, Vlissides, Addison-Wesley Professional, 0201633612.
WHAT'S IN STORE
We begin in Chapter 1 by covering the basics of what an AJAX application is and how the pieces all fit together. There we also discuss the evolution of the web application and some of the reasons that AJAX is becoming the preferred solution for web based applications.
In Chapter 4 we are ready to look at how one may go about building an AJAX user-interface component for use in a web application. In particular we examine the differences between an imperative and declarative approach and look at some of the caveats of a declarative approach while presenting a complete example of building an AJAX based data-grid component.
At this point in the book we begin looking at some of the overarching goals and problems with AJAX development. Chapter 5 specifically looks at issues throughout the software development lifecycle that are unique to AJAX from application design to testing to deployment. Readers should leave this chapter with a very good idea of various AJAX performance problems as well as many of the tools that are useful from the start to end of any AJAX development project.
Chapter 6 introduces the reader to various architectural issues surrounding AJAX development. This includes investigating asynchronous messaging patterns, approaches to server communication such as server push, caching, scaling, and offline AJAX. While many of these are common to any web-based application we approach these issues with a unique AJAX perspective.
Building on Chapter 6, Chapter 7 discusses how AJAX can fit into a service oriented architecture using Web Services in the web browser as well as the different security problems that can arise when building an AJAX web application.
Chapter 8 starts the final section of the book by exploring some pertinent topics in usability, specifically where they apply to building AJAX applications for everyday users. Of interest in Chapter 8 are complete solutions to common problems such as the back-button problem as well as approaches to addressing accessibility and internationalization.
Chapter 9 is a hands-on exploration of some powerful AJAX user-interface patterns including in-place editing, master-detail, live forms, and drag and drop. These are some of the core user-interface design patterns that developers should be aware of when building almost any AJAX application.
In Chapter 10 we shift gears and explore sources of risk in developing scalable enterprise-grade AJAX applications. This is likely the least explored topic in AJAX books but is equally important to the technology itself when considering building a new application.
To wrap things up, in Chapter 11 we look at some actual AJAX implementations in demanding enterprise environments. We speak to the developers and hear what they did right, wrong, and what they would do differently next time.
All in all, we hope this will give you a new perspective on AJAX development, and most of all that you come away with some new skills to bring to your development projects.
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