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Ajax on Rails

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ISBN-10: 0596527446

ISBN-13: 9780596527440

Edition: 2006

Authors: Scott Raymond

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Learn to build dynamic, interactive web applications using the two most important approaches to web development today: Ajax and the phenomenally efficient Ruby on Rails platform. This book teaches intermediate to advanced web developers how to use both Ajax and Rails to quickly build high-performance, scalable applications without being overwhelmed with thousands of lines of JavaScript code. More than just recipes, you also get a thorough, low-level understanding of what's happening under the hood. "Ajax on Rails" includes three fully worked out Rails/Ajax applications, and quick reference sections for Prototype and script.aculo.us. Testing lessons show you how to eliminate cross-browser…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Introduction Who This Book Is For What Ajax Is What Rails Is `You Got Your Ajax in My Rails!' Getting Up to Speed Summary
Getting Our Feet Wet The Old-Fashioned Way JavaScript Libraries and Prototype Bringing Rails into the Picture Summary
Introducing Prototype Setting the Stage Ajax Links Forms Ajax Forms Buttons Form Observers Summary
Introducing script.aculo.us Visual Effects Drag and Drop Summary
RJS Instructions Instead of Data Putting the R in RJS A Real-World Example Summary
Ajax Usability Principles of Usability The Context of the Web Usability on the Web Cross-Platform Development Summary
Testing and Debugging Debugging Testing Summary
Security Healthy Skepticism: Don't Trust User Input Hashing Passwords Silencing Logs The Same-Origin Policy The Use and Abuse of HTTP Methods Encryption and Secure Certificates The Rails Security Mailing List Summary
Performance Development and Production Environments Session Stores Output Caching Asset Packaging Dealing with Long-Running Tasks Summary
Prototype Reference Ajax Support DOM Manipulation Core Extensions
Script.aculo.us Reference Visual Effects Drag and Drop Controls Element Extensions DOM Builder JavaScript Unit Testing Utility Methods
Review Quiz
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Intranet Workgroup Collaboration
Index