It's not just another book on Ajax. It's Pragmatic Ajax: a concise, complete look at a new way of envisioning and implementing browser-based applications.
Ajax turns static web pages into interactive applications. Now you can deploy rich-client applications to clients without sacrificing the easy deployment of web applications. But to many folks, Ajax seems difficult. That's why we produced this book. As a Pragmatic guide, it strips away the mystery and shows you the easy way to make Ajax work for you.
With Pragmatic Ajax, you'll:
* Understand the breadth of the Ajax/Web 2.0 landscape, and go-indepth on how Ajax works
* See how to easily apply Ajax techniques to an existing application–and when not to
* Know what's coming by looking at new features and frameworks currently in active development.
Writing dynamic applications isn't that hard. Folks are awed by Google Maps, but it isn't rocket science (apart from the satellite pictures). As a special bonus, see how to implement your own Google Maps-like application using DHTML.