AJAX and PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications
Chapter 1: AJAX and The Future Of Web Applications is an initial incursion into the world of AJAX and the vast possibilities it opens up for web developers and companies to offer a better experience to their users. In this chapter, you’ll also build your first AJAX-enabled web page, which will give you a first look at the component technologies.
Chapter 3: Server-Side Techniques with PHP and MySQL completes the theory foundation by presenting how to create intelligent servers to interact with your AJAX client. You’ll learn various techniques for implementing everyday tasks, including handling security and error addressing problems.
Chapter 4: AJAX Form Validation guides you through creating a responsive, modern form with real-time validation based on server data.
Chapter 5: AJAX Chat presents a simple online chat that works exclusively using AJAX code, without Java applets, Flash code, or another specialized library, as most chat applications work these days.
Chapter 6: AJAX Suggest and Autocomplete build a Google-suggest-like feature that helps you find PHP functions and forward you to the official help page for the chosen function.
Chapter 7: SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a text-based graphics language used to draw shapes and text. (SVG is supported natively by Firefox 1.5 and requires an SVG plugin with other browsers). This case study teaches how to implement a real-time charting solution with AJAX and SVG.
Chapter 8: AJAX Grid teaches you how to build a robust updatable data grid. You’ll learn how to parse XML documents using XSLT to generate the looks of your grid.
Chapter 9: AJAX RSS Reader uses the SimpleXML PHP library, XML and XSLT, to build a simple RSS aggregator.
Chapter 10: AJAX Drag and Drop demonstrates using the script.aculo.us framework to build a simple list of elements with drag&drop functionality. Appendix A: Configuring Your Working Environment teaches you how to install and configure the required software: Apache, PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin.
AJAX And PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications
Author(s): Cristian Darie, Bogdan Brinzarea, Filip Chereches-Tosa, Mihai Bucica
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2006