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Introduction to AJAX Programming Techniques (4 days)

AJAX is a fast growing use of JavaScript and XML to make "behind-the-scenes" http requests that can populate data on the page. In our class you will learn the JavaScript and CSS you need to be effective.

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Course Outline

  • Ajax Basics
    • The Purpose of Ajax
    • Traditional Web Application
    • An Ajax Web Application
    • The XMLHttpRequest Object
    • Creating an XMLHttpRequest Object
    • Using an XMLHttpRequest Object
    • Handling the Response
    • Exercise 1: Ajax using the POST method
    • Exercise 2: Displaying and Updating Records
    • Conclusion
  • Ajax Frameworks
    • The Purpose of Frameworks
    • Choosing a Framework
    • Dojo
    • Downloading Dojo
    • Using Dojo for Ajax
    • Exercise 3: Using Dojo for XMLHttpRequests
    • Prototype
    • Downloading Prototype
    • Using Prototype for Ajax
    • Exercise 4: Using Prototype for XMLHttpRequests
    • Other Popular Frameworks
    • Direct Web Remoting (DWR
    • AjaxAnywhere
    • Simple Ajax (SAJAX
    • Sarissa
    • Other Frameworks
    • Conclusion
  • The HTML Document Object Model
    • Accessing Nodes
    • Accessing Element Nodes
    • Exercise 5: Attaching Events
    • Accessing Attribute Nodes
    • getAttribute
    • attributes
    • Accessing Nodes by Type, Name or Value
    • Accessing Nodes by Class Name
    • Removing Nodes from the DOM
    • DOM Differences: The Whitespace Problem
    • Exercise 6: Equalizing the Browser DOMs
    • Creating New Nodes
    • Exercise 7: Creating and Inserting DOM Nodes
    • Conclusion
  • XML and Ajax
    • Creating a DOM Document with JavaScript
    • Accessing, Creating and Modifying XML Nodes
    • Creating an AddChild() Function
    • Exercise 8: Loading XML Data into an HTML Page
    • Receiving XML Responses
    • Exercise 9: Handling responseXML
    • Conclusion
  • Ajax Applications
    • Login Form
    • Quick Lookup Form
    • Exercise 10: Creating a Simple Lookup Form
    • Preloaded Data
    • Ajax Slideshow
    • Navigable Tables
    • Exercise 11: Create Navigable Table Rows (optional exercise
    • Conclusion
  • OO JavaScript and Refactoring Ajax
    • Illustrating the Problem
    • Object-Oriented JavaScript
    • JavaScript Classes
    • Prototypes
    • Extending Built-in Objects
    • Exercise 12: Working with Objects
    • Refactoring the Ajax Request Code
    • Exercise 13: Fixing the Ajax Quiz
    • Conclusion
  • JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
    • Object Literals
    • Arrays
    • Objects
    • Arrays in Objects
    • Objects in Arrays
    • JSON
    • JSON Syntax
    • JSON Parsers
    • Exercise 14: Using JSON
    • JSON Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Conclusion
  • XSLT Transformations with JavaScript
    • XSLT
    • Basic XSLT
    • XSLT in the Browser
    • XSLT in Internet Explorer
    • XSLT in Mozilla
    • Sarissa
    • Exercise 15: XSLT Transformations with Sarissa
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of XSLT in Ajax Applications
    • Conclusion
  • Drag and Drop
    • Drag and Drop Basics
    • Draggables
    • Droppables
    • A More Interesting Example
    • Conclusion
  • More Ajax Applications
    • Inline Editing
    • Exercise 16: Extending the Inline Editing Page
    • Detailed Information on Demand
    • Autologout
    • Autocompletion
    • Conclusion

Ajax Training Course Materials

Each student will get a copy of Ajax In Action by Dave Crane and Eric Pascarello, in addition to a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class files (Ajax Training published by Webucator).


See also

JavaScript / Cascading Style Sheets /AJAX Training


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